Originally uploaded by PackRatty McRatterson
These are the best scissors I have ever owned. I have had them since I was around 3. I don't know if they were technically a gift or a hand-me-down, but they were given to me by a cousin.
When I was little, I perceived these scissors as being magical in some way. They were definitely Precious, and they never got taken to school or to a friend's house. I did not share them- I knew if they got broken or lost, I wouldn't be getting more. I was in complete awe of my cousin. I assumed she must have tons of money to be able to have (and then give away) something so nice ALL THE WAY FROM JAPAN.
Remember how the world was before the internet and Ebay? Remember how things from Japan seemed really exotic? Remember how hard it was to get a hold of anything from another country unless you actually traveled there, or had friends overseas who could mail you things? Crazy, huh?
They are really quite well made for children's scissors. Note how discolored they are. See how much I used them? They're still fairly sharp. Alas, my hands are too big to maneuver them efficiently.