Gingher - Dressmaker Shears

Continuing the legacy

Gingher shears debuted in 1947 as a premier tool in the textile industry. By 1965, technology and top-notch engineering propelled these shears into an echelon of their own, with unsurpassed craftsmanship and quality. Today, Gingher continues in this tradition, offering the premier line of cutting implements in home sewing, crafts, needlework, and industry.

Gingher’s long-standing history is evident in the craftsmanship and quality of every product.

Skilled technicians use a centuries-old method to hot-drop forge scissors and shears from high carbon cutlery steel. Key grinding and polishing give flawless appearance and sharpness, while hand-tuned tension points ensure longevity and high performance.

Sharpening & Repair

Gingher offers sharpening and repair service for all Gingher brand products. Regrettably, we are not able to make this service available for other brands of scissors and shears due to differences in manufacturing and hardware.

The sharpening and repair service normally takes between 3 – 4 weeks. Items sent in for repair will be restored to functionally new condition. It is not possible to restore the appearance to that of a new product.

U.S. customers

The current charge for the sharpening and repair service is $15.00 U.S. per pair.
Please make checks payable to Forveson Corp.

International customers

The current charge is $30 U.S. via U.S. mail. International customers wishing to use FedEx will be charged $40 U.S.
Send a bank check in U.S. dollars or a check drawn on a U.S. funds account, payable to Forveson Corp.

These charges are averages based on shipping charges provided by Gingher. The charge is the same for any model of Gingher scissors, shears, thread nippers or pinking shears. This fee covers any necessary repair or adjustment , parts, return packaging, and return shipping.

Simply pack up your item or items and enclose a check or money order for the correct amount. Please be sure to package the items so that the points will not come through the packaging on the way to us.

Send by mail, UPS or FedEx to:

Forveson Corp.
Repair Dept.
322 S Edwardia Drive, Ste D
Greensboro, NC 27409

We recommend insuring products sent by mail. If you have further questions please contact us.


Meticulous attention to detail ensures the quality and performance of Gingher scissors is unsurpassed. With proper care Gingher scissors and shears will provide many years of trouble-free use and flawless cutting.

    Tips and hints

  • Selecting the right scissors for the right task is critical for optimum results and avoiding damage to your scissors. Only the safety point pocket scissors, featherweight household shears or one of the paper craft scissors are designed for cutting paper. All other scissors are designed for cutting fabric and/or thread.
  • To avoid damage to the blade setting, never force a cut if you sense resistance. You may be using the wrong tool for the task, or your scissors or shears may need sharpening or repair.
  • Store your scissors carefully using a fitted sheath or case.
  • Be sure to fasten pins outside the cutting area to avoid encountering hard metal or plastic objects that might damage the scissors.
  • Periodically wipe the inside blade surfaces to keep them free of lint; add a small drop of household oil at the assembly point to maintain smooth cutting action.
  • Consider applying a light coating of oil on the scissors’ blades and edges to prevent rust, especially if you live in a coastal area, use the scissors in a humid environment, or want to store them for a long time.
  • Wash Gingher Kitchen Shears by hand–never in the dishwasher. Dry immediately.