Otherwise known as level-set, classic, or straight handle is designed with symmetrical finger holes. Although less ergonomic, this type of handle does provide versatility for certain scissors e.g. some thinning scissors can be flipped and used both ways. This handle is for the traditionalists and the oldest form of scissor handle designs. 

Cutting: YC, YH

Thinning: CXS, DUO, CL25T

Ergo (2D)

Industry developments led to an ergonomic handle offering more comfort than the classics. Design of shortening the thumb hole meant a significant drop in elbow and shoulder position. Known as 2D given the handle does not offer as much room for the thumb to manouvre (hence flatter). Highly recommended for new cutters to reduce hand and wrist strains early on in the career.

Cutting: C4, GX, CLY, YMS

Thinning: AD30T, YM383


Evolution of the offset design. Super Ergo  now has more thumb space to allow for easy manouvering and positioning of the scissors. This additional space gives it the "3D" nature. Highly recommended for those with carpal tunnel or repititive strain injuries.

Cutting: YWX, MT, CLZ, Mika

Thinning: YWX30T, TAN30T


Crane handle was savious for point and precision cutters. With a curved design between handle and blade, this allows cutters to point cut (tip pointing down) with less strain to the wrist. This curvature means you can cut at a certain angles with ease.

Cutting: Zeta, CR