The scissors are made from high carbon content stainless steel. This means the metal is hard and strong – to keep the sharp edge longer – and lightweight, for nimble maneuvering. Cutting with Dovo scissors is graceful and satisfying, and the broad, seven-inch blades are designed for versatility. They’re just as good for cutting a collage as they are for prying open a postal package or snipping the stems from a bouquet of dahlias.
The tasks may seem humble, but the scissors have a noble provenance. Made in Solingen, Germany, the scissors are subject to a 1938 decree issued by the city that makes it illegal to associate with the name “Solingen” without meeting the city’s standards of materials and manufacture.
Dovo is one of only five companies allowed this accolade, and they pride themselves in exceeding Solingen’s already high standards. Solingen has been known for their blades since they were making swords and daggers in the 1500s. The reputation for making the sharpest things best was built over centuries, and the knowledge carries over to the razors, paring knives and scissors of today.