why this product

Unique, pocket-ready snippers engineered and assembled with great care to fold and unfold easily.  Foldable blades means there are no sharp edges sticking out waiting for you to bump into a table and hurt yourself, and the stainless steel model endures an intense heating process so it will never rust, corrode, break or bend. This pair also come without separate handles for a sleek and un-clunky feel. Useful in hundreds of ways, whether you're on the trail or back at home. These scissors come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. 

use & care

To Open: Pull the handles apart and fold the scissors into the cutting position. To Close: Use the reverse process. Fold the blades back into the grooved safety slots in the handles and push together. There are no particular care instructions for the scissors, which are cut from stainless steel and guaranteed for life.  In the instance that there are signs of wear or dullness, the scissors can be sent back and replaced with a brand new pair.

production & design

Ed Sealander's son was working as a medic in the service when he got the idea for folding scissors. He was trying to dress soldiers out in the field and needed scissors that were easier and more useful to carry. He and his dad started the company, and Ed took the business for several years, then sold it to Don Gallogly in 1985, who acted as the single-handed marketer and salesman of this foldable multi-purpose tool. The scissors are put together by the hands of trained craftsmen within the small, 3-person business. A grinder operator punches the blades and puts a hole where the rivet holds it together. Then each pair is sent to Portland to be heat-treated. The blades are put on large racks so they won't bend, and when they get back to Sweet Home, they're ground and individually tested to ensure quality and cut.

about the designer

EDC Steel Folding Scissors

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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The first pair of folding scissors on the market. Designed for taking with you or hanging at the workbench. Hand assembled with all U.S.-sourced materials. Made in Sweet Home, Oregon. (more info

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Folded Dimensions
    3 1/4 inches

    Unfolded Dimensions
    3 7/8 inches

    1.5 ounces


    Die cast
    Chrome plated

    Precision machined, heat treated, hand assembled surgical stainless steel

    Made in
    Sweet Home, Oregon

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282558

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Brooklyn, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 1 - 3 Business Days. Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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