History and evolution of scissors

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History and evolution of scissors


Tijeras 3 Claveles

Have you ever wondered how long we have been using scissors? Although at first it looks like a simple object, it is a precise tool that has helped us to carry out thousands of tasks over the years. In fact, in the digital era, scissors are still indispensable in any home or workplace. Here we tell you about the evolution of one of the oldest and most useful technologies invented by humans.

Although there is no archaeological evidence, the earliest known "scissors" are attributed to the Mesopotamian period 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. These early scissors were more like shears and consisted of a single U-shaped piece used to cut the skins and hair of animals in a rudimentary way.

Although this type of tool continued to be used in Europe until the 15th century, the current form of the scissors, two pieces joined by a screw, appeared in Rome in the year 100 AD. The invention was a success and quickly spread beyond the West: China, Japan, Kore …

During the Middle Ages, scissors evolved slowly. They were mainly used by tailors and barbers, and their design remained largely unchanged. However, during the Renaissance, interest in arts and crafts led to significant improvements in the manufacture of scissors. Manufacturers began to use high quality steel for the blades, which allowed for more precise cutting.

The advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century marked an important milestone in the history of scissors. The introduction of new manufacturing techniques and the use of automated machinery enabled the mass production of high quality scissors. Tempered steel blades and ergonomic handles became standard features of modern scissors.

It was in 1930 when the seven Bueno brothers started making scissors in a small workshop in Eibar. Since then, at Bueno Hermanos we have not stopped innovating until we became the only national manufacturer of scissors and one of the first producers of forged scissors in the world.

Tijeras 3 Claveles

During the first stage, production focused mainly on scissors for domestic use: manicure, nails, embroidery, sewing, etc. marketed under the 3 Claveles brand.

In the 1950s, the company began to expand its range with models of scissors for professional use, such as electricians, tailoring, grape harvesting, pruning, cooking, ...

Over the years, the product range has diversified for both domestic and professional use.

At Bueno Hermanos we work with the vision of being a leader in the manufacture of forged scissors and a benchmark in cutlery, household utensils and beauty, in an innovative, digital and long-term sustainable way.

* Source: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/tecnologia/visionarios/pequenos-grandes-inventos-las-tijeras/

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