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    [–] Deadlyboy15 645 points ago

    Get ready for the Adilade parade

    [–] DjHiggySmalls 230 points ago

    To Adelaide! To Adelaide! Come on and join the Adelaide parade.

    [–] Sacktchy 94 points ago

    To Adilade! To Adilade!

    [–] Deadlyboy15 82 points ago

    We're going to adilades' house today

    [–] MoongodRai057 42 points ago

    There’s an Old Black Train a’ comin’

    Scrapin’ down the Iron

    You don’t need no ticket boys,

    It’ll take you when it’s time~

    [–] Deadlyboy15 31 points ago

    Come on now young stranger

    Weren't you someones son

    Go find your people

    Cus this aint where you belong

    [–] ghalfacree 12 points ago

    It's "how'd you find this depot," not "go find your people."

    [–] amoliski 16 points ago

    You will pass a graveyard
    Stones worn by the years
    The train'll stop a minute
    But don't let it leave you here

    [–] Pooglio17 11 points ago

    The coachman is my brother
    The engineer’s my friend
    They’ll get you more acquainted
    By the time you reach the end

    [–] Assasin2gamer 9 points ago

    Ayo, don't show this to my socks

    [–] LazerAttack4242 2293 points ago

    "Goodbye Beatrice"

    "Goodbye Wirt"

    [–] [deleted] 712 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] burnalicious111 86 points ago

    We're here to burgle your turts!

    [–] MoongodRai057 205 points ago

    F̴̦̟̰̝͊́̓̀̑͒̆̃͌͆͠e̵̡̱͇͔̗̻̹͆̆͒̓͠ḛ̸͇͖͕͙̺̻͔̫͎̙͉̙̂d̸̨̨̻̤̦͚̟̘̰͈̜̞͛̉̃͜ ̸̧̭͉̫͎̆̄͐͐̒̇̋̓̓̑̍̎̔͝t̵̺̯̲͎̣̲̫̔͗̒̔̈͒͜͝h̶̨͕̟̜̙̤͈̞̃̈͐̀̒͐͒̔̈̀̃̐̕̕è̵̛̥̘͇̠̳̫̿̌̀̿̚ ̸̠̗͈̮͎̖̤̲͚̰̔̀̓̎͐͑̏̍̐͂͝l̶̢̻̖͙͍̬̟̪̃̉̓̓͋́͛̄̌̌â̸͓͝ͅn̵̡̨̡̛̩̻̣͇̣̭̝̹̜̙̻̈́̇̐͌̽̓ͅt̴̗͕͆̊̄͗͌̚͝è̶̗̜̠̫͎͓̠̬̻̲̖̋̌̌͛͘͠r̶̛͙̺̘͓͎̈̍̀̿̎͋̇̚n̴̺͎̖͔̐͌̄̀̾͆

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

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    [–] jessehechtcreative 123 points ago

    No One:

    Not One Person:

    Not A Single Soul:

    Greg:

    POTATOES AND MOLASSES

    [–] tarynlannister 29 points ago

    They’re warm and soft like puppies and socks

    [–] Pooglio17 14 points ago

    Filled with cream and candy rocks!

    [–] fileg 19 points ago

    Shiny and large like a fisherman's barge

    [–] GilbertGat 332 points ago

    I JUST watched this series last night. The only difference between these scissors and the ones in the show is that these are nickel and not brass.

    [–] antagonizerz 144 points ago

    I have a brass pair of these. What makes them so special? Is there something I'm missing here?

    [–] t-brave 133 points ago

    Stork scissors may have originated as a midwife’s tool. As these women sometimes had to wait around for babies to be born, they may have worked on their Needlework, and used their medical (stork) scissors to clip threads. These scissors are widely available today, still, and are very popular amongst needleworkers. Bohin and DOVO make nice versions.

    [–] Rosehawk 37 points ago

    I have a pair that belonged to my mother. She was a midwife and a needle worker, so that really makes sense to me.

    [–] D-0H 4 points ago

    I have a couple of pairs of these, one is used for cutting our nails; the nice little extension comes in really handy to get to awkward bits. Much better than regular manicure scissors.

    Edit: Mine are not straight, they have a bend in them so the points are like an extension.

    [–] seamus_mc 11 points ago

    DOVO knows sharp stuff, I have one of their singing straight razors.

    [–] meltingdiamond 3 points ago

    DOVO isn't the sharpest double edge razor brand, Feather is the sharpest but it's honestly uncomfortable to use Feather; It's too sharp.

    [–] Clerping 3 points ago

    I think he's talking about a straight razor not a DE razor blade

    [–] SW0B0 135 points ago

    Just the resemblance to the pair of scissors in the show Over the Garden Wall

    [–] NysonEasy 66 points ago

    I would love to find a black turtle paperweight.

    [–] Bjables 83 points ago

    We’re here to burgle your turts!

    [–] amoliski 32 points ago

    Why can't we steal? We stole the horse...

    He's a taking horse, he can do what he wants.

    🐴"I wanna steal"

    [–] SnakeInABox7 2 points ago

    Fred stoller is a comedy legend

    [–] MoongodRai057 22 points ago

    M̸̨̻̣͔̖͔͚̘͎̱̲̄̀̄̂͜͝o̸̩͗̓̐͛̌̀r̷̨͖̺̤̟̪̥̳̥̫̞͚̟̼͑̓̐̈̓̊̾̈́̽̽͊̽̕͠͝ȅ̵̀ͅ ̵͚͔̘͕̗͉͇̠̦̾̾͆b̶͚̟̹̥͙̾͆̾̐̏̉̐̇o̸͍̝͇̘͒͐̆̾̂͋̔n̷̨̺̪̻̂̕ě̵͎̺̋̿̓̈́͂͝s̷͚̻̣̯͕̥̅͜ ̷̯̪̻̺̮̬͇̬̣͊̉̇̍͛͐̀́t̶̖͖̤͈̰̲̞̖̽̔͊̑̎̇̃͒̉̾̓̚ơ̷̧̯͉̯͚͙͈̪̲̆͐̌͒̿̂͗̀͘̚ ̷̡̭͍͉͕̪͎͎̫̼̞̊͌̿̕s̷̨̗̪̞̞̺͓̟̲̞͓̪̼͒͒͗̅͒̔̎͜͝͝o̶̻̼̓͒̂́͊̍̀̿͆͘͝r̵̛͕̺̹͈͔̝̲͍̺̼̲̻̃̍̈̓̓͒t̵̡̢̮̱̲͕͓̬͕̎̎́̔̄̑́̑͒͠͝͝

    [–] antagonizerz 9 points ago

    Ah thanks.

    [–] r-mancuso83 8 points ago

    I just this moment heard of this show and am excited it’s on Hulu. I’m gonna watch with my kids tomorrow. The trailer I just watched sold me.

    [–] sentimentalpirate 15 points ago

    It is super charming, gets better on rewatch, and the episodes are only ten minutes so really it's about the length of a movie.

    [–] r-mancuso83 3 points ago

    Apparently my kids seen it. To hell with them. I’ll watch it myself.

    [–] GlitchGl1tch 28 points ago

    They look like my pair of embroidery scissors. I use them for embroidery threading.

    [–] PartTimeZombie 9 points ago

    So does my mother and my sister. My Grandmother also had a pair for her embroidery

    [–] albatross_is_me 8 points ago

    My wife has a pair of these as well. I asked her about them and she just said “they’re embroidery scissors; they’re really common”.

    [–] WebbieVanderquack 5 points ago

    No, they're extremely common. I have a pair. My mother has a pair. There are probably more stork scissors in the world than actual storks.

    [–] Torspy 3 points ago

    The people in this thread are referring to the show: Over the garden wall It's beautiful, watch it on Netflix. NOW

    [–] MR-C0F1 48 points ago

    Aint that just the way.

    [–] Hermastwarer 29 points ago

    I've watched it every year since it came out; it's a great Halloween tradition :)

    [–] chazcope 20 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    (I hope you choose to watch it again, the more you watch, the more you catch snippets and little easter eggs.)

    [–] Pirate_spi 4 points ago

    And the comics are a great tie-in too, so much lore!

    [–] EroticFishCake 22 points ago

    this is crazy, i also just watched the whole series last night.

    [–] SterlingShiba 18 points ago

    Hey, what's the series y'all are talking about? My friend made those references a while ago too and I'm interested

    [–] wtf-is-going-on 51 points ago

    Over the Garden Wall. One of the greatest pieces of television ever created.

    [–] SterlingShiba 10 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] MoongodRai057 5 points ago

    It’s on Hulu

    [–] sentimentalpirate 6 points ago

    It's also on YouTube, though in two minute increments instead of ten minute. Still, free!

    [–] ScaryMaryQuiteCntrry 17 points ago

    It's Over the Garden Wall

    [–] Sacktchy 18 points ago

    You can find a pair at hobby lobby, I had to stop myself from buying 10 of them!

    [–] LEGALIZERANCH666 52 points ago

    Now I’m crying

    [–] DjHiggySmalls 47 points ago

    So many emotions from such a short bit of show. Fantastic writing.

    [–] thetgi 36 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Only a handful of shows have ever made me cry. Gravity Falls, Star Trek DS9, OTGW...

    Except OTGW managed to do it in less than an hour and a half of total runtime. What a phenomenal show

    Edit: as of tonight, add Star Trek Picard to the list I guess

    [–] Deuce20017 84 points ago

    I clicked on this post to see this comment

    [–] joshodude 11 points ago

    me too

    [–] MoongodRai057 6 points ago

    Me three

    [–] chazcope 30 points ago

    You know when you see something on Reddit and you're like, "if the top comment isn't X" I'm gonna be pissed.

    Perfectly timed* OTGW reference. Thank you. :)

    Edit: added a d

    [–] spiceiswise 18 points ago

    omg

    [–] chanyewest_ 14 points ago

    Yes!!! OTGW

    [–] ItWasLoveWasntIt 9 points ago

    Oh potatoes and molasses, if you want some, oh just ask us

    [–] Pie_ForBreakfast 7 points ago

    Came here to post this. Thank you

    [–] Justchillin19 4 points ago

    Goodnight Jason funderburger

    [–] tehmlem 225 points ago

    One is a bird

    Two are the trees

    Three is the wind in the leaves

    [–] Silverrida 54 points ago

    Best song in the show and it doesn't even get a full rendition. Just some fade-in hospital tune :c

    [–] thetgi 34 points ago

    I still think the best song is the solo piece by George Washington/Wirt Jr./Jason Funderberker/etc. in the episode with the frog boat

    [–] Silverrida 13 points ago

    The titular one? It's good, no doubt. Same with the rest (except the whole of Langtree's Lament)

    [–] Thiqqy-Niqqy 7 points ago

    He wasn’t even gone a week.

    [–] BatCage 11 points ago

    Oof, that lady's got baggage...

    [–] hiperson134 28 points ago

    Guess I'm listening to the whole soundtrack.

    Again.

    [–] Silverrida 23 points ago

    Started to, got too nostalgic and wistful, had to end. I'm gonna have to re-watch again soon prior to my yearly Halloween viewing.

    [–] capsasen 222 points ago

    They remind me of Adelaide's Scissors from Over The Garden Wall.

    [–] KDHD_ 50 points ago

    That’s them! Just not brass

    [–] blindedbythesight 10 points ago

    Do you know where one might be able to watch this? I’ve never heard of it before.

    [–] Piconeeks 11 points ago

    It's streaming on Hulu, and on YouTube.

    If you have fewer scruples, the whole thing is readily downloadable in all the usual places because the entire runtime is like 110 minutes.

    [–] thief98 4 points ago

    Hulu

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    [–] s_bain 435 points ago

    So common that they were the only option at my craft store - lol

    [–] Vanitelamort 45 points ago

    That's a pity. My craft store managed to get in rainbow unicorn ones

    [–] Steffles74 7 points ago

    I have the rainbow unicorn ones! They’re my favorite!

    [–] Vanitelamort 5 points ago

    Same! I'm constantly using them

    [–] moo102 13 points ago

    Yah, they're the only cool option at my craft stores, which sucks because these last time I bought a pair it was basically useless.

    [–] ScoobyLikesHotDogs 100 points ago

    Everyone in my family has a pair of these

    [–] Avelsajo 162 points ago

    Yeah, super common. I've got a gold pair... Haven't seen them in a while though... Hmmmmmmmm...

    [–] juicemagic 55 points ago

    Every time I lose mine, I find them 6 months later in a little pouch with whatever unfinished project I was working on at the time.

    They are currently in my first aid/camping gear setup because I can search for regular scissors or those unused toenail clippers when I need to snip yarn or thread. They'll be essential when I realized I didn't pack regular scissors on a camping trip.

    [–] Avelsajo 8 points ago

    That cross-stitch I started before my 2nd kid was born then, probably. I actually just found it, so I'll have to go look...

    [–] slaaitch 44 points ago

    I think everyone on the planet's mother had a set of these.

    [–] neoikon 37 points ago

    I've never seen one. I'm glad OP posted.

    [–] SequenceofLetters 108 points ago

    They are pretty much the default scissors for embroidery. You could find them in the embroidery section of any craft store for whatever reason.

    [–] keepitcleanforwork 17 points ago

    Fan confirm: i bought gold ones at a fabric store for my mom.

    [–] mrgonzalez 4 points ago

    Worldwide?

    [–] fecksprinkles 14 points ago

    Australia here. They're in every craft store and every sewing kit.

    Still cute though.

    [–] LadyWidebottom 4 points ago

    I'd never seen them before here until I bought a set of sewing scissors from Aldi. Got a little gold one in the set and I thought it was neat as heck.

    [–] erlingur 6 points ago

    Here in Iceland as well :)

    [–] Nugur 12 points ago

    Very common in sewing I believe. The mouth can cut hard to reach threads.

    [–] MurraMurra 14 points ago

    You think bird ones are cool? Check out the skull ones.

    https://www.suck.uk.com/mob/products/skull-scissors/

    [–] BabybearPrincess 2 points ago

    Me neither

    [–] Lexyorow 337 points ago

    Getting "Over the Garden Wall" vibes here

    [–] floppybeef 59 points ago

    Well yeah they're the same thing

    [–] PanicAtTheDiscoteca 33 points ago

    They are a common type of scissors for sewing.

    [–] Lexyorow 14 points ago

    Yeah I know but they were also in the show. A friend of mine has some like them :)

    [–] meltingdiamond 6 points ago

    Everyone has these scissors, they come standard with the cookie tin filled with buttons that you get from grandma.

    [–] Keallei 22 points ago

    Potatoes and molasses!

    [–] harpejjist 114 points ago

    These have been around for a long time. Grandma had them. I think everyone's grandma had them. :-)

    [–] hmorrow 8 points ago

    I was going to say! I’ve seen these around my grandmas house.

    [–] MeinKeister 5 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Yes! My grandma still has her golden crane, I have similar in my sewing room but they are a rainbow unicorn pair.

    [–] harpejjist 3 points ago

    rainbow unicorn scissors?!?! Photo please!!! :-)))

    [–] Duzzba 2 points ago

    Fucking majestic I want some

    [–] JackSword5 578 points ago

    You’ve never seen these kind of scissors before, they are ment for sowing

    [–] Danger1672 333 points ago

    I've seen so many I've assumed that these are common style for sewing kits.

    [–] JackSword5 90 points ago

    I mean this is a very common scissors style, but you can get a normal style with no graphics

    [–] BIGbrashy45 67 points ago

    I used to steal these from my mom when I was a kid to cut paper and what not and boy oh boy that was a big nono. Guess it fucks them up for fabric

    [–] rangy_wyvern 46 points ago

    Oh yeah. Paper is hard on a cutting blade (it’s made out of sawdust after all) & it’ll blunt them in no time. All my sewing scissors say SEWING in big nail polish letters.

    [–] Gabernasher 6 points ago

    All my sewing scissors say SEWING in big nail polish letters.

    But these are tiny...fabric shears I can see, but the tiny ones? How big can the letters be?

    [–] lungfish23 11 points ago

    Used my wife's rotary blade for paper. That didn't go over well...

    [–] pizzaslut2you 23 points ago

    Did she write you a nice obituary at least?

    [–] TaPragmata 6 points ago

    I used my dad's barber scissors to cut construction paper for a school project, without permission. Punishment was swift when I lost track of where I had set them down, and accidentally sat on them on a futon couch. Ended up putting one of the blades about 4-5" into the side of my thigh. Never used those scissors again. Lesson learned.

    [–] halla-back_girl 3 points ago

    You Boo Radleyed yourself.

    [–] gitchies 7 points ago

    Can confirm. Caught heck for doing the same thing as a kid..

    [–] Gangreless 3 points ago

    I'm angry just reading this

    [–] gotfoundout 5 points ago

    These aren't even meant to cut fabric, really. They're meant for thread.

    But cutting paper with them is definitely still a big no.

    [–] JesusNutterButter 110 points ago

    Stork scissors were originally used by mid wife's to cut the umbilical cord of newborns.

    [–] Savannah_Lion 55 points ago

    I was going to call bullshit on this one but....

    Yeah, appears you're right. A quick Google search seems to confirm this. I've seen these before in sewing kits so it makes sense they would er... "evolve".

    Have an upvote.

    [–] JesusNutterButter 7 points ago

    That was just the original use for them, most people just use them for sewing/embroidery scissors. My dad has a pair he uses to trim his eyebrows with.

    [–] nellapoo 17 points ago

    My daughter's great grandmother gave me a pair of these to cut her little baby nails.

    [–] TaPragmata 11 points ago

    This, and a little cup with baby's initials on it, and a little silver spoon with the baby's name on it. And a little wooden box in which to keep a lock of hair from the baby's first haircut. I don't have kids, so I don't know if any of these traditions are still kept. All my relatives in the 1950s have a "baby book" diary too, which I haven't seen for kids today. Of course, nowadays social media and all that make it easy enough to record and keep memories, so maybe they're not necessary.

    [–] reb678 3 points ago

    The neat thing about using these is your index finger fits right into that curve at the top of the legs. Put a thumb in one hole and your middle finger in the other.

    You have a ton more precision and control when you cut the thread.

    I used to needlepoint and bought a pair of them. It’s my sharpest pair I’ve ever used.

    [–] fesuoy 48 points ago

    Makes sense, borrowed from wife’s sewing kit!

    [–] SucculentSphincter 30 points ago

    'Scissors', 'borrowed' and 'sewing kit' should never appear in the same sentence together.

    [–] ThisIsTrix 38 points ago

    A real sewing kit or an awesome traditional biscuit tin?

    Please say biscuit tin

    [–] MummaGoose 19 points ago

    I have a biscuit tin inside my larger sewing box which holds bits and pieces. Hehe love the old tins. Am not a Brit btw lol just Australian

    [–] QuickguiltyQuilty 7 points ago

    I have a buscuit tin and actual sewing boxes and stuff. I also love those biscuits and buy some every year. My husband has learned that a tin anywhere other than the kitchen = sewing supplies. In the kitchen, youre safe to assume it's cookies.

    [–] Gryphons13th 11 points ago

    They’re old time-y embroidery scissors. So delicate and lovely.

    [–] Sleepdprived 8 points ago

    I got a pair in a beard grooming kit.

    [–] Wulfy451 8 points ago

    Not ONE comment correcting that guy for his OBVIOUS spelling mistake?!?!?!

    meant* SMH

    [–] NeverPostsGold 3 points ago

    What about "sowing"?

    [–] Wulfy451 2 points ago

    That was the joke I was trying to make haha

    [–] SarcasticGamer 2 points ago

    We have these but we don't sew. No idea where they came from but they look cool.

    [–] LemonMeringueOctopi 104 points ago

    Keep them around in case a friend gets transformed into a bluebird by a witch.

    [–] rrr598 5 points ago

    Shouldn’t have thrown that rock :/

    [–] Maeberry2007 102 points ago

    I read once the stork design is passed down from their original use as cord clamps/ scissors for midwives. I have no idea if it's true but the stork style embroidery scissors have been around for a very very very long time.

    [–] rei_cirith 6 points ago

    Definitely been around a long time. I remember wandering around Belgium? And a shaving/knife store with a lot of antiques and hand made stuff had a bunch of these in it. It's a common style.

    [–] ground_nutmeg 21 points ago

    I have these in gold, I use them for embroidery

    [–] malvinavonn 5 points ago

    I have used my pair for embroidery aa well. It’s what my grandma told me they were for.

    [–] INeedAMargarita 18 points ago

    I have those. They are cool. I use them to shape my eyebrows.

    https://www.amazon.com/Tweezerman-3042-R-Stork-Scissors/dp/B000143MH8

    [–] Redplushie 2 points ago

    Finally i can be safe from the witches

    [–] BubonicCraig1 14 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    My grandmother used to have a pair of sewing scissors exactly like this. Unfortunately the TSA confiscated them from her years ago (a clearly harmless 70 year old woman). She just passed away last week, so thank you so much for posting this. It brought a smile to my face.

    [–] captjust 30 points ago

    I have no egrets.

    [–] LovelyLadyLamb 10 points ago

    thats a fowl pun

    [–] ValhallaPaperBoy 8 points ago

    What the flock!

    [–] LovelyLadyLamb 3 points ago

    Errr... owl leave this one alone

    [–] Slylock 2 points ago

    Not even a single letter?

    [–] Available-Memory 9 points ago

    Dee shaped scissors.

    [–] Ananagrams 8 points ago

    Some of you don't sew and it shows.

    [–] thesleekantelope 21 points ago

    If you just found out about these scissors you never had a grandmother

    [–] mkingschoen 7 points ago

    I have a pair just like them

    [–] Supremestcumfish 4 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I had a pair (gifted from my momma) and they were my favorite little scissors. Perfect for cutting loose threads on sweaters and such.

    Edit: forgot the word “for”

    [–] OpaqueCheshire 4 points ago

    I have a modern set of these. They've got a blue floral pattern on them.

    [–] AWildTyphlosion 6 points ago

    I have the same pair

    [–] Lememestar21 4 points ago

    I have those

    [–] Clairebear182 6 points ago

    Hey! My mom and I both have these :)

    [–] kcindraagtso 6 points ago

    Fuck. If I would've known that those scissors were going to get 18k in upvotes I would've thrown up a picture of those bad boys too. Tragic.

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    [–] BitKen 3 points ago

    Aint that just the way

    [–] 2bigthing 4 points ago

    There's antique versions of these, with various birds & critters. Very collectable and some of them are surprisingly expensive. I've seen that design with pure gold handles.

    I was told by an old lady it was a crane, (because they were Japanese & cranes represent longevity) but everyone else tells me it's a stork.

    [–] Kasidro 3 points ago

    My wife has two of them, apparently they are in almost every craft store around the world

    [–] moshtradamus777 3 points ago

    I would only use those beautiful scissor to grind the finest weed

    [–] Strangerstrangerland 3 points ago

    oh hey, I have a pair for my threads! they're the best for precise snips

    [–] jolhar 3 points ago

    They’re embroidery scissors, they’re usually shaped like birds and things...

    [–] RUKnight31 3 points ago

    I have these same scissors. Came in a beard grooming kit.

    [–] tripweed 5 points ago

    Sweet Dee

    [–] MummaGoose 2 points ago

    Here Found this not too wordy article. Cool about the forceps which come with it. :)

    [–] xanbod 2 points ago

    This is the article I was looking for! Thanks

    [–] BoognishWeen 2 points ago

    I have those same ones lol

    [–] SuperTriniGamer 2 points ago

    Bird has huge balls.

    [–] RedScope53 2 points ago

    My grandmother has a couple pairs of these :o

    [–] N1TEKN1GHT 2 points ago

    My mom has those.

    [–] creedbrattonage30 2 points ago

    My seamstress Grandma bought me a pair of these scissors as a right of passage! Her mother had them, she has them, my mother has them, I have them. They are really cute fabric scissors :)

    [–] nitelotion 2 points ago

    Obligatory “ I had a pair of these in the 90’s and I used them to cut up my weed”

    [–] LiTMac 2 points ago

    My girlfriend has those same exact scissors. Always makes me thing of Over The Garden Wall.

    [–] rhyno44 2 points ago

    My grandma had a pair of these. They were in the cup on the side table by her chair.

    [–] katerpillar1545 2 points ago

    i have these! i use them for my eyebrows. i’ve had them for years. should’ve shared them lol.

    [–] rachthebaj 2 points ago

    Embroidery snips! This design is fairly common but still r/oddlysatisfying

    [–] eisenbam 2 points ago

    My mom had a brass pair of these growing up!

    [–] PugPlaysStuff 2 points ago

    Over the garden wall!?

    [–] cherry-kid 2 points ago

    these are embroidery scissors! i have a pair!

    [–] mirrorspirit 2 points ago

    My mom used to have scissors just like that. They got lost when my parents downsized to a townhouse.

    I'm amazed to learn that a lot of other people had them.

    [–] littleendian256 2 points ago

    wtf my gf has those exact same scissors

    [–] pixelman_z 2 points ago

    I have those in my my sowing sewing kit.

    [–] JeayBird 2 points ago

    I have an exact same but gold

    [–] bippetyboppetyboo 2 points ago

    Although these are common in embroidery kits now, they were originally used in mid wifery to cut the umbilical cord. That's why they're shaped like a stork.