Flower/Floral Scissor Guide and FAQ
How to pick the best Flower Scissors
How do you make sure you pick the best flower floral scissors as a gift or for that special someone? With many cheap options out there, it can be confusing on the best scissor to buy.
The Cut Above – A Guide to Different Types of Floral Scissors
Flower enthusiasts and professional florists know the value of the right tools. And when it comes to flower arrangement, floral scissors are indispensable. Specifically designed for plants, these aren’t your everyday scissors. Let’s dive into the various types available.
Stainless Steel Snips
Topping our list, stainless steel snips are a favorite among many florists. They’re durable, rust-resistant, and provide clean cuts, making them ideal for regular use.
Best for fresh flowers, bypass pruners feature two curved blades that glide past each other, offering a clean cut without damaging soft plant tissues.
These work wonders on dried or woody stems. With one sharp blade and one flat, they deliver precise cuts on tougher materials.
Needle-nose Floral Scissors
Their pointed end is perfect for precision cuts in tight spaces. The design ensures florists can trim without disturbing the arrangement’s overall look.
Looking much like household scissors but with added strength and sharpness, these are versatile tools for cutting flower stems, thin wires, or floral tape.
Featuring a short, sharp blade, these are the go-to for precise cuts on smaller plants or flowers, such as bonsai or tiny succulents.
With multiple blades, herb scissors are designed to make quick work of cutting and chopping herbs. They also work well with thin-stemmed flowers, allowing for multiple cuts with a single snip.
Floral Wire Cutters
While not scissors in the traditional sense, wire cutters are vital in a florist’s arsenal. They cut through floral wire seamlessly, preserving the sharpness of other tools.
Making the Right Choice
When shopping for the ideal floral scissors, consider your needs. Think about the plants you work with, stem thickness, and the precision your arrangements demand. Quality is paramount, so look for features like rust resistance and ergonomic grips. A clean cut ensures longer flower life.
Caring for Your Scissors
- Clean after each use to avoid sap residue.
- Sharpen regularly for optimal performance.
- Always store in dry conditions to prevent rust.
The realm of floral scissors is rich and varied, each type serving its unique purpose. By understanding their differences and choosing wisely, you can enhance your floral creations and extend the vibrancy of your blooms. It’s about the beauty of flowers and the tools that craft them to perfection.
Here are some frequent questions to keep your investment in a nice pair of scissors safe.
What material should my flower scissors/snips be made of?
There is a lot of junk out there in the market when it comes to flower/floral scissors. Black steel scissors will rust and lose their cutting edge when exposed to water and flower plant fiber. Our garden scissors are made to last and endure the riggors of the flower garden, flower farm or floral shop. Stainless steel floral snips/flower scissors are preferred. Dont use cheap scissors!!
Garden Scissors: Japanese or American style?
We always get the question: Why the Japanese style flower scissors? Although these floral scissors are light, they are strong and the curved hanlde is made to fit any gardener/florists hands. The scissors are free, without resitance, so it gives you complete control, as if they are an extension of your hand. We recommend the Japanese style garden scissor for control and ease of use.
What length of blade should a flower scissor have?
What length of blade should a flower scissor have?The blad length should be as short as possible on flower scissors, but still be able to cut through thick flower stalks with its scissor blades. The short blade length helps with cut accuracy, and can eliminate using your garden scissors to accidentally cut stems you want to keep.
How much will a good flower scissor cost?
How much will a good flower scissor cost?Cheap flower/garden scissors can be purchased for $10-20, and are typically black/black finish. They are made with cheap steel that will rust. Stainless garden scissors/snips will run between $25-50, but will last a lifetime if treated well, and will outperform any other garden/floral cutting snip or pruner.
Where can I buy the best flower scissors/snips?
Where can I buy the best flower scissors/snips?Well, glad that you asked. We have chosen our flower scissors for their style and quality. You can buy them in our online store in our garden tool section here:
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