Coghlans Folding Scissors

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These folding scissors are compact enough for a first-aid kit, purse or pocket.



  • Wt. 1.5 oz 56.7 g
  • Chrome-plated die cast handles house the blades when folded so you won't hurt yourself accidentally
  • Heat-treated stainless steel blades provide a sharp, long-lasting cutting edge
  • Stainless steel will not rust
Stainless steel blade, chrome plated handles. Handy for backpackers, campers, fishermen, and travelers. Size: 3.5 in. .
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Material:Stainless steel
Size:3.5" 8.9 cm

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Coghlans Folding Scissors Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Good, sturdy pocket scissors.

I purchased mine in July, 2008 and contrary to the previous review, in my judgement, the quality of this product is good. Mine cut smoothly and precisely, they fold and unfold smoothly, especially after the first few uses, are very sharp and have no rough edges that I noticed. The blades have an aggressive grind and will cut powerfully for their size. These are significantly better than some folding scissors that I bought at the leading discount retailer that turned out to be quite difficult to fold and unfold and seemed fragile and low-quality. They open wide enough to make re-sharpening on a stone possible.

I am used to carrying a small swiss army knife with scissors and when I travel on the airlines, I feel rather handicapped to spend the day unable to cut anything. Knives are banned by the TSA, of course, but scissors with blades less than 4 inches long are allowed at the current time. This product makes a handy substitute for a pocket knife at the airport and I have had no trouble passing them through airport security. These would also be quite handy and effective in a first aid kit, sewing kit, etc. However, as a daily carry item, I would prefer a more versatile swiss army knife or Leatherman Micra or Squirt, but when cost is a factor or you can't carry a knife, these work great.
like2hike at REI on 07/07/2008

Small, convenient, functional

I bought these scissors for outdoor and travel use (to have a pair of scissors that I could carry through airport security). They seem just fine for those uses. I have noticed that, when I push them together to collapse them, I have to be a bit careful not to push too hard or too far. I haven't tried to carry them through security yet, but I think they should be OK.
Dan at Campmor on 10/10/2010

A Cut Above the Rest

I was reluctant to buy these as I've owned very similar folding scissors that I picked up from bins/tubs at sewing shops, hardware stores and tool sales. Those all ended badly. These are very sturdy, made to high tolerances and as sharp as they need to be.
Bass at Campmor on 07/07/2011

Really handy little scissors

Keep one in my purse, one in my travel toiletries bag, one in the car, and put them in stockings. Handy. Not heavy duty, but good in a pinch. Everyone needs a pair of scissors once in awhile (like at a horse show to cut braiding yarn!).
Sherri the traveler/ car camper at Campmor on 10/10/2010

Folding Scissors

I've owned 2 pr. for 20 years! Everyone should own at least 1 pr.!
They are the best toilet kit scissors I've ever owned! My wife stole one pair for herself so I got 4 more pair! They are the best!
Bobbo at Campmor on 12/12/2010

Handy folding S/S Sissors

Because they are small and the fact that you never know when you might need a pair of sissors I have a pair in each of my cars, in my boat and in my tool box.
Jackknife at Campmor on 12/12/2010

Sooo handy!

So great to have in my purse or handy by my favorite chair to clip things from the newspaper. Great product.
Philly Senior at Campmor on 08/08/2011

Negative Reviews:

Decreased Quality

I've carried folding pocket scissors for decades, every where I go. I reach for them several times a day, especially when camping. They are much more usuable and effective than the scissors built into a Swiss Army Knife, for example. Until recently, carried the Slip N Snip brand, made in USA. These have good quality and finish, operate smoothly, and cut well. That product has been replaced by Coghlan's Folding Scissors, made in Taiwan. The price is a little lower, but the quality has dropped off even more. These scissors have poor finish, with many rough edges. They don't open smoothly, nor do they have smooth action when cutting. They are unpleasant to use. Although functional, after trying them for a two days, I plan to return them. I would much rather spend a couple of bucks more for a higher quality item.
Lutro at REI on 09/09/2007

Neutral Reviews:

Good for the price!

These scissors are great for the price. They are not perfect though. I have to slightly bend them when folding and they are hard to close. So, recently, I bought another pair of the original ones and they are a lot better, but in fairness, they do cost twice as much. So if your looking for a cheap pair of scissors for your first aid kit, then these will do fine. But if your going into the woods for a long period, I would get the original ones....
Shumanlives at REI on 02/02/2010