For every pair of Orange-handled Scissors, there’s a story waiting to be told. Explore our full collection below, or submit your own.
“I won three pairs of Fiskars scissors and a scissor sharpener in a sewing competition in 1985. I still use them and am now a custom sewer by profession, so they’ve been a great asset.”Sirpa
“My go-to scissors. They used to belong to my grandmother before I inherited them. I never saw her use any other scissors. They’re still sharp, even though they’ve never been sharpened as far as I know.”Jyrki
“Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors were my first paper crafting tool, using them to cut out tiny paper dolls and 3D flower to decorate my room. My mother also had a special pair just for fabric that helped me create my first sewing project. Today our design studio is sprinkled with orange handles.”Lia Griffith
“The superb and relatively expensive Fiskars sewing scissors were so popular in the beginning of the 80s that they frequently slipped into students’ backpacks in school. As a result, every student group had to stay after class to count the number of scissors left in a designated scissor rack. The scissors are still the best on the market!”Pirjo
“As a professional crafter, I have a pair of Fiskars scissors for every job. I’m constantly yelling at my roommate not to use the paper scissors on duct tape, or the heavy duty scissors on fabric!”Karen Kavett
“I associate my orange Fiskars with a lot of good memories from my childhood, like granny cutting dill and chives at our cabin during the summer. Nothing earthshaking or special, precisely the regular everyday things that most of our lives consist of and that Fiskars Classic scissors are an essential part of.”Sari
“Approximate maximum characters for user stories quote – sharp-edged, pointy Fiskars scissors. Once I almost panicked, when I thought I had thrown away the scissors with the dog hair into the trash. The next day I was diving around in the trash can looking for the scissors.”Susanna
“As a child, I remember watching my mom (a huge paper and fabric designer/crafter) open her special craft drawer and pull out her prized orange Fiskars scissors. She loved those scissors and it’s hard to remember a crafting memory where she was without them. It’s both the memories of crafting with my mom and the undeniable fabulous quality that have made me a fervent fan of the Fiskars brand. I know have my own special pairs of Fiskars scissors that I love and like my mom, it’s rare to see me crafting without them. Happy Anniversary Fiskars and thank you for all the wonderful crafting memories!”Lindi Haws
“I’ve always been terrible at keeping track of scissors even though I have pairs all over my creative space. I am always too wrapped up in my projects to keep anything orderly for too long. I thrive in a creative mess, with supplies strewn about! I’m often reaching for those scissors, and so glad the orange handle sticks out! My favorite pair is the heavy duty pair – it cuts so smoothly on any fabric I’m using! My kids know not to use my orange-handled scissors for their projects!”Kate
“Fiskars scissors were a big part of my childhood – the were the best tool ever to fringe the plastic tablecloth with. Every time I did it I got a scolding from my parents, but when a new tablecloth was taken out I still couldn’t resist to get my scissors out and let the fringing begin!”Riitta
“I got my first pair of sewing scissors when I was 14. They were pink and the package included a matching pair of yarn scissors. I carried around the yar scissors in my bag for years. Once at a camp in Tornio a girl got herself a Mohawk thanks to me and my pink mini-Fiskars. Me and my newfound friend were very pleased with the result, but apparently her mom and boyfriend didn’t quite agree.”Ida
“I have several pairs of Fiskars. Sometimes I buy patterned scissors just because of how they look: they make a nice ornament for the kitchen wall. I’m constantly on the lookout for more scissors.”Leena
“Three children, three pairs of scissors. They all left the house with the children. Finally I had to get myself my own pair!”Outi
“When I was a little girl I spent many summer days with my mother’s best friend and their family. Her sewing room was next to our play room. She was always making her sons, my brother, and I clothes. Those orange handled scissors, her tape measure, and her unique pin cushions were things that always stuck in mind. Today when I use those orange handled scissors of my own, I think of those fond memories.”Dinah Wulf
“My childhood scissors from the 90s. I still use them sometimes, although the user comfortability has decreased slightly due to the handling by the dog…”Mira
“I got my first “real” pair of scissors when I was 6. My grandad surprised me with a pair of yellow children’s scissors, which were perfect for practicing cutting before starting school. 24 years later those same scissors are still in frequent use and remind me of my granddad. Now my own son is practicing cutting with them.”Elina
“In the 1970s I went on a month-long course to Hamburg. With me I had a pair of Fiskars scissors to cut my beard with. One day my scissors were gone. I asked about them in the reception. “I really hope you’re not suspecting our employees of stealing!”, came the response in a thick local accent. In the evening the lady who managed the hotel came to my room with a familiar pair of scissors in her hand and apologised fervently. I could tell that the apology came from the heart and accepted it. On my next trip I brought a new pair of scissors to give her as a gift. It was the best investment I have ever made! I’ll leave it to you to figure out why…”Seppo
“About 10 years ago I bought a pair of orange-handled kitchen scissors at a fleamarket in Sweden, and they still work. I wonder if the number 79 refers to the year they were made?”Marianne
“My Fiskars are forever. The tattoo turned two years in the end of May, so the scissors are not that old yet. My aim when going to the tattoo shop was to get a pair of Fiskars fabric scissors on my calf. They looked a bit oversized on my skinny leg, so we chose to change them to a pair of universal scissors. Now I’ll carry around my scissors with pride wherever life takes me.”Elina
“I worked at Payless, in the fabric department, during high school…..my first employee purchase? A pair of orange handled sewing scissors….and I still have them, 43 years later…..and many other Fiskars scissors…”Cindy Thrall
“When thinking about it, I found it quite incredible that I actually remember this orange scissor so clearly from my childhood…That is really a sign of a very strong branding identity a choice of a unique color that imprint in even a child’s memory.”Cecilie Rudolph
“I received my first pair of “Orange Scissors” from my coworkers, for my birthday in 1974! Still have them, added other “Orange Tools” to my sewing basket, and love them!!”Pam Van Austin
“Me and my husband moved to our first common home in 1982 and one of our first investments was a pair of Fiskars Classic General Purpose Scissors. The same scissors are still serving us well, thanks to a few sharpenings with Fiskars own sharpener. A well-functioning pair – just like me and my husband still are.”Marita
“My heart and soul are at peace when I have the scissors in hand and the paper dances between the blades.”Karen Bit Vejle
“I associate my Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors with fabric craft and sewing projects. I’m actually quite protective of them because they are my “nice” scissors. Just the other day I was cutting a piece of yard for my husband to tie on a present and he said, ‘Oh, do we get to use the nice scissors for this?’ He knows!”Emma Chapman
For every story told…
…there are countless more, waiting to be shared. If you’ve got a scissors story that needs to be heard, share it on our Facebook page, or explore our archive.
A history of creativity
It’s only fitting that an iconic tool that’s inspired so many should have a creative origin story of its own.
Helsinki Design Museum
Our Scissors — a special collection of novel art inspired by the color and form of our iconic Orange-handled Scissors — will be on display September 8-October 29.
Featuring work from some of the world’s top designers, this exhibit is a special tribute to anyone who loves to create. Be sure to come check out our “virtual” gallery once the exhibit opens.