November 15, 2019
William Whiteley Scissors handmade to order by craftsmen
Whilst Whiteley is proud of their heritage, they don’t rest on their laurels – they’ve also developed a reputation for never compromising on quality, and for sticking to their guns when now-defunct competitors cut prices and outsource cheap products.
Two of the current management team are direct descendants of the original William Whiteley and are the 11th and 12th generations of Whiteley to dedicate their lives to making scissors.
Today Whiteley’s produces over 250 different types of scissors, all uniquely designed to solve a specific cutting solution. Many of the products were developed and designed by the current directors, who have worked with some of the world’s leading manufacturing companies to provide advanced cutting tools for ever-evolving advanced composite materials. From Kevlar in bullet-proof vests for the Ministry Of Defence to carbon fibre in Formula 1 racing cars – and from the world’s finest bespoke tailored suits on Savile Row to the grass that grows around the holes on putting greens; Whiteley make scissors to cut it all!
The latest achievement has been the development of the ground-breaking new EXO scissors, which were launched through Kickstarter at the end of 2017 and smashed their original funding target. Developed with the assistance of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, these are now in production and are available for purchase in the store.
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