Before Fiskars, there was Sheffield. The onetime center of British knifemaking is still at it, and their ‘Kevlar’ shears are an industrial-grade tool specifically designed to cut through multiple layers of Kevlar and Spectra ballistic fabric. They also cut, effortlessly, just about any textile or cordage on earth that will fit between the blades.
They’re treated with a Teflon-like nonstick coating (except the very cutting edge) so even adhesive tape won’t gum them up. They’re made of 100% high-carbon Sheffield steel, and their unpadded handles dare you to complain about blisters. Take that, Fiskars wusses!
Gizmodo went a few rounds with this badass Brit earlier this year, and their reviewer called them ‘The Invincible Scissors That Will Outlast Your House.’ They look awesome, but Victorian-quality Sheffield steel doesn’t come cheap: $70.
Vendor’s link: Best Made.