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small Kai scissors on a yellow background
close up of Kai 7100 Scissors
Kai 7100 Scissors opened up
Kai 7000 series scissors in a variety of sizes lined up
Kai 7000 series scissors lined up from the side
Kai Scissors in a variety of sizes on a yellow background
Kai 7100 Scissor with a thimble, pincushion and thread
wide open Kai 7100 Scissor

Kai 7100 Scissor


Kai 7100: 4 1/4" Professional Scissor

The Kai 7000 professional series is my personal favorite, and I've tried many scissors! This particular one (7100: 4 1/4" scissor) makes the most luxurious snips on any type of fabric--thick or thin. I use this pair for cutting threads or making seam allowance snips when appliquéing, snipping seam allowances in garment sewing or basically anytime I want to up my snipping game.

From Kai

The Kai 7100, 4 1/4" scissor is ideal for tasks that require a small but powerful cutting tool. The blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel that ensures a sharp cut, all-the-way to the tip. It also features large handles made of "Elastomer" soft plastic, which are designed for better leverage and ease of handling while cutting.

Additionally, as being the smallest of the 7000 series scissors, the 7100 is better suited for detailed tasks such as thread snipping, embroidery projects, Hardanger embroidery, beadwork, rug-hooking, appliqué projects, and fly tying to name a few.

The 7000 series scissors, including the 7100, are made of a high carbon, hardened stainless steel. The addition of carbon allows for a steeper cutting angle, giving the scissor a sharper, finer edge. The carbon also allows the finer edge to be more durable, which in turn, extends the cutting life of these professional scissors.

Additional Resources

Need help picking the right pair? Read more about my favorite Kai scissors.

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