Backpacking Scissors (Reviews and Test Results)
Feb 25, 2018 at 6:47 am #3520589Rex SandersBPL Member
Companion forum thread to: Backpacking Scissors (Reviews and Test Results)
The most comprehensive review of backpacking scissors for ultralight hiking and camping: 11 models compared in 13 tests! You just may leave your knife at home.Feb 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm #3521121Ben CBPL Member
Did you do any testing on which set of scissors was best for running?
JK. Fun and informative write up on the lowly scissors. Thanks for the contribution.Mar 1, 2018 at 2:46 am #3521418folecr rSpectator
Thanks for the article!
I own a SAK Rambler https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss-Rambler-Pocket-Knife/dp/B000FNFXQS/ but am frustrated with the tweezer when I really need it (removing splinters). I now take bigger tweezers and a cheap pair of scissors instead.
BTW I’ve found this small nail clipper works very well although I leave it in the car rather than take it along
Mar 4, 2018 at 2:25 am #3522181Penny VannBPL Member
Thank-You so Much. Great Job.Mar 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm #3522277Ralph BurgessBPL Member
The scissors I use didn’t make the review…
Gingher 01-005102 Lightweight Embroidery Scissors, 4-Inch
I carry these along with a razor blade. Never carry a knife unless I’m planning to wrestle alligators.Mar 10, 2018 at 10:31 am #3523558Gordon BedfordBPL Member
@gbedfordLocale: Victoria, Australia
Great review but I use these -Westcott Sewing titanium bonded fine cut scissors 2.5″.
Very light and seem to work well. Probably not as robust as the Cuda, but has a fine point which is very useful. I carry a very light (Deejo) knife for more taxing tasks.
Use a little piece of tubing over the tip as has been mentioned before.
GordonMar 11, 2018 at 12:03 pm #3523698Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
I also had a pair of westcotts…until recently…discovered that some betadine (iodine) had leaked in one of my FAKs, which corroded them shut! Titanium not so inert after all.
Damn nice scissors though. Can’t remember the weight. But performance, although I never tested toe nails, they would smash all the other tests in this review.Mar 30, 2019 at 4:21 am #3586197GumboBPL Member
@redgumLocale: Aussie in exile in the PNW
I carry the Victorinox SwissCard scissors, which I’m very happy with (along with, sometimes, a 34g 2½”-blade folding knife – sue me). Couple people asked about sheaths – I use a 1¼” length of 5/16″ heat shrink tubing, sealed at one end. Weighs < 0.2g, and never had a problem with it. Unlike a knife sheath there are no sharp edges acting on the sheath – all it needs to do is keep the scissors closed.
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