AnySharp

5-in-1 Steel Scissors

All-Terrain Blade

You name it—these Made for a Lifetime, multipurpose scissors can likely cut through it.

AnySharp’s tempered, razor-sharp steel blades can handle jobs all around the house—from stripping wires, to cutting plastic, and cracking nuts.

The blades curve away from your hand, making it safer and more comfortable when you have to cut at
an angle.

Keep a clean pair in the kitchen to slice meat, cut bones, and crush garlic. Then have another pair handy in the garage to glide through cardboard, plastic, even fabric.

These scissors won’t judge your handedness either. AnySharp’s soft, fitted handles make them comfortable for lefties and righties alike.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Janet
    Janet

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce 5-in-1 Scissors to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 9:54 AM

    I've never seen a curved pair of scissors before, where did you get the idea for that?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 10:33 AM

    @Mike We saw them first on a pair of meat scissors. But we adopted them when we got deep into it, and we cut our hands on a big blister pack. We made a few, and I had them tested by my aunt, who has problems with her hands. She explained they were incredibly comfortable, so we kept them.

  • Janet
    Janet – Special Guest
    9/19/2016 10:44 AM

    @Mike The idea for curved scissors came from a pair of meat scissors, but it became a feature when we cut our hands on big blister packs. And then, after sampling, we found out just how useful this feature was to people with problems like arthritis. The UK author Jilly Cooper keeps telling us they “saved her life”. That might be a step too far, but suffice to say arthritis sufferers really appreciate it

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 10:04 AM

    The idea of creating a pair of scissors to tackle any task appears daunting, what was your primary focus during development?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 10:37 AM

    @Mike In truth, we were using a pair of regular scissors, and it wasn't generally a good day. I really got upset - a bit of a "falling down" moment like the movie, and started ranting about how nothing works. We thought - at least we can make something as simple as a pair of scissors that actually work. So there was no primary focus in terms of features, but the first point that came up was that scissors don't cut - they shear. Most scissors stop working when they go loose, not blunt, so the first feature we HAD to have was a tightening bolt. Secondly, to cut through anything, and thirdly to be comfortable. And we went from there...

  • Seth
    Seth
    9/19/2016 10:52 AM

    I am thinking this product will work well in my kitchen, but I am curious if the product is dishwasher safe.

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 10:55 AM

    @Seth Yes, they are totally dishwasher safe. It was a basic requirement for us, because firstly we don't like cleaning ;), and secondly we thought people could get hurt cleaning them. Hope that helps!

  • Janice D
    Janice D
    9/19/2016 11:09 AM

    @Yusuf Thanks for that reply - that was my question also!

  • Carole
    Carole
    9/19/2016 10:52 AM

    What type of metal did you use to make the scissors? And how long, about, will the cutting edge last?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 10:58 AM

    @Carole We used special steel that is said to be "tempered". So we start with regular high grade steel, and then it is heated to a high temperature and then cooled to improve the hardness and elasticity of the steel. It makes the edge much stronger, and the cutting edge should last for years. Of course, if you cut things that are very hard, like coins, that could reduce their life, but in regular use, they will go on and on...

  • Paul
    Paul
    9/19/2016 10:58 AM

    Are these made in the USA?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 11:03 AM

    @Paul No, Paul. AnySharp is based in the United Kingdom. But we maintain standards that would pass in the USA too. Thanks!

  • Flo
    Flo
    9/19/2016 1:05 PM

    @Yusuf Where is the product manufactured? "Based inthe UK" doesn't tell us where the scissors are made.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 1:06 PM

    Hi Flo, they're made in China.

  • josh
    josh
    9/19/2016 10:59 AM

    Can you tell me about the mechanism that attaches the blades together? On many scissors this is the point of weakness and they break and or rust. Also, what does a lifetime guarantee mean? Will you actually replace a pair of broken scissors at no charge?

    Thanks

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 11:06 AM

    @josh The blades are attached by a connecting rod with a thread, and they are bolted together with a special fastener. The fastener has a shape that will allow you to tighten them up again if required. The Product Lifetime warranty does need some explanation.

    The lifespan of the scissors is 5 years, and under normal use, they should last MUCH longer. The lifetime warranty means we will take full responsibility for any lack of function or any failure within that 5 years. It's a warranty for the lifetime of the scissors, not the user - and yes, we would replace them without hesitation.

  • Janice D
    Janice D
    9/19/2016 11:08 AM

    Can these scissors be washed in the dishwasher?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 11:10 AM

    @Janice D Yes, they are totally dishwasher safe. It was a basic requirement for us, because firstly we don't like cleaning ;), and secondly we thought people could get hurt cleaning them. Hope that helps!

  • sally
    sally
    9/19/2016 11:09 AM

    If/when the blades so become dull, can they be sharpened?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 11:13 AM

    @sally Yes, they can be sharpened if they become dull. But what we would also remind everyone is that scissors don;t cut, they shear. Shearing can become ineffective if the fastener holding the blades comes loose, but in this pair of scissors, you can retension them in seconds, so sharpening should not be necessary.

    If you DO ever need to sharpen them, please note they have a single sided bevel, and should not be sharpened in a regular knife sharpener, and they should never be sharpened on the flat side. Only sharpen by honing the bevelled side with a steel. If you sharpen them on the flat side, they could be ruined. We have never sharpened ours, so I doubt you will need to.

  • Rick
    Rick
    9/19/2016 11:20 AM

    What is the purpose of the odd "double horned" cutout in the bottom of the blade?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 11:46 AM

    @Rick Ha ha. First time someone has called it that. The office chuckled. To answer though, it's a bottle opener. Open your boxes in seconds with scissors, then pop open a beer (or a Coke of course) to celebrate. Without having to go back to the kitchen. ;)

    It might seem strange - but it's just a handy extra feature, so we thought we'd add it. It's turned out to be surprisingly useful and handy!

  • Judith
    Judith
    9/19/2016 11:26 AM

    Can these scissors be sharpened?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 11:28 AM

    They sure can, Judith, check out Yusuf's answer just above here.

  • Nj
    Nj
    9/19/2016 11:33 AM

    OMG -- Got all the way to the end of my order today -- 9/19 only to find out they were out of stock!!! Wanted 3. Do you know when Grommet's supply will be restored?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 11:47 AM

    They are replenished right now, NJ! Sorry about that.

  • Nj
    Nj
    9/19/2016 11:41 AM

    I don't know what the timeframe is as to when a comment is posted and when you see it -- but I submitted one a few minutes ago -- forgot to "sign it." I'll restate: Got all the way to the end of placing my order only to find out that the AnySharp Steel Scissors were out of stock!!!!! I WANT THESE!!!!! Do you know when Grommet's supply will be replenished. BTW....Did I tell you this before....I WANT THESE!!!!! Thanks, Guys

    Nan P

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 11:48 AM

    You willed it so, NJ. They are back in stock after a momentary glitch.

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan
    9/19/2016 11:54 AM

    Can you compare the cutting ability to the famous Cutco shears which cut coins in two.

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 12:20 PM

    @Jonathan I had to look them up - sorry, we have never tried the item you mention. What we can say is our scissors were not intended to cut coins, and we have no "whizz bang" demos to show that. The Cutco may be better for cutting coins, we don't know.

    What we do know is AnySharp Scissors have a curved blade and soft grips for comfort, which Cutco don't seem to have, and they look a lot weaker and thinner than the AnySharp. Further, we think our handles are bigger so you can use the fingers further down, reducing strain.

    Sorry not to be more specific! I guess if you need to cut coins, might be better to stick with the item you know can do that. But if you want to have comfort and like your coins in one piece, then AnySharp looks more comfortable.

  • Carla
    Carla
    9/19/2016 11:59 AM

    I think the design and functionality of your scissors are great! My first impulse was that these would be great in my husband's toolbox as well as my kitchen drawer. Have you thought of a sheath for safety? A plastic molded one shouldn't be too costly. It would also protect the blades. Just a thought.

  • ANN
    ANN
    9/19/2016 12:15 PM

    @Carla : A blade sheath is a great idea! Since I do most of the small work around the house, I have a fully stocked tool bag and box. I don't alway pay attention the way I should and grab things the wrong way or drop them when I pick them up. A blade sheath would definitely help with the "klutz factor".

    Also, I have pretty bad problems with my hands and these shears look like they would be much easier to use than my regular scissors. I'm ordering two pair - one for the kitchen and one for the tool bag. Thanks, Yusuf!

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 12:25 PM

    @ANN Our pleasure. I hope you enjoy them. We have numerous users in the UK that bless these scissors on a daily basis because of comfort and arthritis issues.

    For what it's worth, my 9 year old daughter is running around the house screaming with joy because her "invention" of the soft grips is so popular with people all the way in the USA. When we made them, she said they needed to be soft, as they hurt her hands with hard things. You have made a little girl very happy!

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 12:22 PM

    @Carla A great idea. No, we didn't think of that. We have seen it before, but they were originally designed for the kitchen, and we just clip them to the magnetic knife strip in the kitchen, so a sheath never seemed necessary. But maybe it's time to consider it, and make a Macho version for the guys. ;). With a sheath. Thanks for a great idea!

  • Maria
    Maria
    9/19/2016 12:07 PM

    Maria- was about to buy and then noticed "made in China", though in one of Yusuf's answers it says the UK....???!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 12:11 PM

    Hi Maria, AnySharp is based in the UK but made in China.

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 12:14 PM

    @Mike Sorry if that was misleading. Never the intention. AnySharp is based in the UK, and I mention it becuase we must adhere to UK standards. I assumed that was the query - about standards, safety and quality. Yes, we do manufacture these in China, but they are made to UK standards.

  • David
    David
    9/19/2016 12:40 PM

    @Yusuf What thickness sheet metal (tin) can your scissors reasonably cut, without soon ruining them? For example "food tin can type sheet metal"?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 1:05 PM

    @David Honestly, we have absolutely no idea. We didn't test them with sheet metal, and we didn't beat that function in mind when we designed them. If you're buying specifically for that purpose, they may not be for you.

    Alternatively, try them. If they fail totally, write to us and we will refund you. If they do work well, write to us and we will use your research to let others know what the limits are.

    As for the warranty, cutting sheet metal wouldn't qualify as standard usage. Sorry I can't answer this one. You got me.

  • David
    David
    9/19/2016 4:24 PM

    @Yusuf A good scissors , especially if kept in the tool box, will most likely run into some tin, from time to time. :) Especially if you can't find your tin snips. :)

  • David
    David
    9/19/2016 1:25 PM

    How do these compare to "Smart Sizzors". They have the same design? Are they both your product?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 1:48 PM

    @David They are the same design. This version has even better steel, and is packaged very nicely. The new AnySharp products have all been upped a level during 2016. Thanks.

  • Guest
    Guest
    9/19/2016 2:27 PM

    can you use these scissors to cut shrubbery?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 3:55 PM

    @Guest Yes! Absolutely wonderful for that, and makes it simple to cut right through. It's one of the ideal uses for these, and we have had many people tell us so. Thanks for asking.

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    9/19/2016 2:54 PM

    How much do these weigh?

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 4:07 PM

    @Sharon 153 grams, which is about 5.4 ounces, which is about 1/3rd of 1lb. That is the net scissors weight. With packaging a little more. Hope that helps.

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf
    9/19/2016 7:04 PM

    Hi. I am the CEO of AnySharp, based in the UK. Janet is a good friend, and I have been helping her out today with the Q & A session.

    I'd just like to say thanks on behalf of AnySharp to the Grommet team for the launch day. I would also like to thank the people who asked wonderful questions, and suggested what we might do to improve our product even further. It's Product Development Gold for companies that care when people with real feedback and interesting questions get involved. Some of you made us chuckle in our offices today. Thanks!

    Love.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/19/2016 7:29 PM

    Thanks so much for your thoughtful and prompt answers, Yusuf!

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