So, what’s the big deal about this pair of scissors? To cut to the chase for this case, this “Eye” Brand pair of scissors was made by Carl Schlieper of Solingen, Germany – a company established in the 18th century. Sadly, the company went bankrupt in 1993.
My late grandmother had a pair, and I remember she vigorously endorsed it as “the finest in the world” – able to maintain its keen edge cut after cut..after cut.
After her passing in 1984, her belongings were divided and given to her children (my father, my uncle and my aunties). Am not sure where the pair of scissors is now. Perhaps it was thrown away, as the Chinese (at least in those days) have superstitions about giving away items like knives, scissors, etc.
I think it is a collectors’ item now.