A classic form, stork scissors are said to have originated as a tool used by midwives to cut the umbilical cord after a baby’s birth. This larger-than-life version of the traditional shape, recently featured in Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, is perfect for everyday use in crafting or home office. The whimsical shape and sparkling gold plating makes these scissors feel like a beloved piece of jewellery. Embroidery scissors have evolved into a high art form, treasured for centuries for their use in delicate embroidery and fine needlework, and very popular with collectors.
Use these Grande Storks for sewing and embroidery or everyday use; they are an elegant and versatile tool to be enjoyed!
🇮🇹 About Alpen Premana With the exception of Alpen's Schoolhouse Lefties, every pair of Ciselier scissors is shipped in a stunning custom-designed Presentation Box containing information about the manufacturer you are supporting, as well as an exclusive Ciselier polishing cloth. Our packaging is both durable and beautiful – just like our scissors.
Alpen is a family-run manufacturer in Premana, an Italian village in Lecco that is a centuries-old centre of heritage cutlery and blades. Brothers Mauro and Pietro Gianola are the second generation to run this business, founded in 1964 during a period of explosive growth that saw Premana emerge as one of the world’s premier scissor-making regions. Alpen’s superior quality, brilliant designs and commitment to traditional craftsmanship have recently attracted growing recognition outside of Italy.
🇮🇹 About Alpen Premana
With the exception of Alpen's Schoolhouse Lefties, every pair of Ciselier scissors is shipped in a stunning custom-designed Presentation Box containing information about the manufacturer you are supporting, as well as an exclusive Ciselier polishing cloth. Our packaging is both durable and beautiful – just like our scissors.
I purchased these embroidery scissors because looking at their photos in the Ciselier catalog made me smile, and I knew that using them would return that smile to my face. What I didn’t realize is that these scissors function flawlessly. They are sharp, accurate, and very comfortable even for my relatively large hands. If you want to find the best combination of form and function in embroidery scissors, look no further than the Alpen Storks.
Stunning piece of art and craftsmanship! Beyond pleased! I didn’t think items like this were made any more. These are not only the best pair of scissors I have ever owned, they are also a centrepiece. The only problem is the junk drawer, where I used to store scissors, feels inappropriate.
'The best pair of scissors I have ever owned' - wow, Christian, thank you so much!
The high quality of the scissors is what I was hoping for. They will become part of the household tool set which will no doubt be passed down from one generation to the next. Very satisfied!
It’s so delightful to use these. They are precise, versatile, comfortable in the hand (even for a lefty), properly balanced, and an aesthetic pleasure. I look forward to enjoying these for many years and then passing them on to my daughter as a practical and pretty keepsake.