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 Post subject: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:36 am 
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For those of you who do not yet own a pair of curved grooming scissors...

Click here for a reasonably priced pair of ICE tempered curved grooming shears.

Curved grooming shears are very helpful for grooming around the feet, and also for the top knot around the curve of the head.

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Yay! Next time I make an Order on amazon I have to snag these! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:25 pm 
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These were the pair I was looking for. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:51 pm 
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Has anyone tried those scissors yet? $15 shipped is darned cheap; I wonder about the quality. My mom's friend is a groomer and uses Miller's Forge/Dubl Duck shears, albeit their high-end line, and loves them.

I was just about to order these (I *think* I have the Zim affilitate link included correctly):
http://www.amazon.com/Dubl-Economy-Curv ... ilysupe-20

They're rated well, vs. the ultra-cheap scissors with no rating.

And yes, I am buying Rhett and Jude a pair of curved scissors... after saying that I wouldn't. For those of you who, like I did, are laughing at the notion of "special dog scissors", normal scissors simply don't work well. If you're going to get a pair of "special" scissors... the curved ones are the way to go. Also, unless you're grooming several dogs (or doing precision show clips), there's no need to spend $$$.

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:58 pm 
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I just bought these scissors as learning experience on using curved ones before I buy a good pair and used them once when I groomed Cici just this past Saturday. I absolutely hated them. They rub together and are stiff. The blade itself is fine and cuts well, but the movement is not smooth. I tried to oil them and loosen the nut, but I don't have the right screwdriver. My fingers and wrist were not happy.

I am looking at other well-rated ones like dubl ducks on amazon.

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
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Love my Dubl Ducks-- and they sharpen really well!


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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:15 pm 
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Best way to test your curved scissors is at a dog show lots of choices there. What I have is Heritage Canine Collection Curved Shears, 7.5" made in USA. If your lucky around 50 dollars.

Here is a single or sets: http://www.groomersmall.com/heritage.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:26 pm 
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Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
Best way to test your curved scissors is at a dog show lots of choices there. What I have is Heritage Canine Collection Curved Shears, 7.5" made in USA. If your lucky around 50 dollars.

Here is a single or sets: http://www.groomersmall.com/heritage.htm

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Yes, while there are lots of choices at a dog show to test ones scissors... some of those owners/handlers are faster than they may appear. :ROFL

For those who don't have a dog they can legitimately bring onto show grounds, I don't know how else to shop for grooming tools - other than recommendations and reviews from those who have bought and tested said tool. An example being a positive recommendation of the "Heritage Canine Collection Curved Shears, 7.5" made in USA".

I'll be posting my amateur first-impressions of the Economy Dubl Duck shears once they arrive... and once I muster the courage to test them on the boys. If the results aren't too horrific I might possibly post a pic of their trimmed feet. I've got an idea of how to do their feet for the winter (it snows here), but the pictures in ones head don't always match the end results...

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
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I have taken my dog to several dog shows just to watch, Napa, Pleasantion and Santa Rosa Ca. with no problems. In fact I have used their on site eye testing on my dog.

Testing shears I don't know how if they would they let you test on your own dog. You can see how they fit your fingers and operate like being to tight. They are at a higher price because they are charged a fee just to sale there.

I have two curved shears as one is named up above the other is a Fetlock Shear used on horses mains and tails. Eight bucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
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In thinking about it, any show with a breed fun match or CERF test, etc. would be acceptable to bring a well-mannered dog that is otherwise not entered. I never went to Napa, but did show the Frenchie at Pleasanton and Santa Rosa a few times when we lived in N.Ca. There are hardly any shows in the Inland NW area (retired the Frenchie before moving, so not catastrophic), so I'll have to wait until May for the cluster in the area. This year's show began the day we "got" Rhett & Jude. Hopefully the grooming situation will be ironed out by then and I won't need to be shopping for anything, or having to ask newbie questions.

I will definitely be checking the feed store for fetlock shears, though.. who knew!

Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
I have taken my dog to several dog shows just to watch, Napa, Pleasantion and Santa Rosa Ca. with no problems. In fact I have used their on site eye testing on my dog.

Testing shears I don't know how if they would they let you test on your own dog. You can see how they fit your fingers and operate like being to tight. They are at a higher price because they are charged a fee just to sale there.

I have two curved shears as one is named up above the other is a Fetlock Shear used on horses mains and tails. Eight bucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Curved scissors... for feet and top knots
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Something to add if you don't like your purchase of Monks Blue you can send them back and get your money back. They send you a pre-paid shipping envelop with your purchase of said product. A thirty day test and your not HAPPY send them back.

Monk Blue 7.5" Curved Shear
Item #: MKBL7C
$76.95
Price goes up 5 dollars per inch.

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