Each project needs the right tool. And if your project is mobile, it’s likely that the right tool is going to be a very small version of another tool. In my case the project is paper craft, and I want all of my tools to be able to fit in my Nock Co. Hightower zip-roll case. Unfortunately, my full-sized Fiskars scissors didn’t make the cut.
Sun-Star Stationery Co. Ltd. is a Japanese company that’s been in business since 1940 making adorable stationery products like the stick-style scissors and scented erasers. The stick-style (and its knock-offs) comes in a variety of colors and patterns, some of which are available at JetPens. These ones I found on Amazon.com for about the same price.
And they are petite! Capped, the stick is a mere 4.5″ long; the cutting edges of the blades are just a bit over 3cm. They feature a Lamy-style pocket clip — this woodland version is in a brass finish — that has absolutely no flex and is too tight to function. The scissors are spring-loaded so the blades pop open when you remove the cap; squeezing the handles causes the cutting action.
The scissors perform very well, though! The blades are keen and the action is smooth, and while I wouldn’t want to use them for cutting out a fabric pattern, they’re perfect for snipping washi tape, trimming handmade envelopes, and so on. (The product sticker on the handle came off easily after the photo shoot.)
Would you give the Stickyle a try? Let me know in the comments!