The best left-handed scissors

Photo by Jeremy Morris / Unsplash

Left-handed scissors are a set of scissors designed for use in the left hand. They have the same overall appearance as right handed scissors but have blades that open on opposite diagonal corners of each other.

Quick Links

Why can't left-handed people use right-handed scissors?

When a left-handed person uses right-handed scissors, they must squeeze their thumb and index finger together in an awkward way to cut, resulting in markings on the hand and eventually callouses. Furthermore, they must peer above the top blade, which obscures the cutting line.

How are left-handed scissors different?

Left-handed scissors also often have offset handles so they lie diagonally across the palm, instead of parallel to it. Offset handles are more common among left-handers because it gives them better control over the shearing action required to cut with most standard pairs of scissors.

Read on for our recommendations for the finest scissors for southpaws.

Maped Expert Scissors

Left-handed scissors feature unique grips and reversed blades perfect for lefties. Precision ground stainless steel 8 inch blades and rivet create a reliable and long lasting sharpness. Will not rust & dishwasher safe; all-purpose scissor suitable for office, home, and fabric.

Check Current Price

Westcott Carbo-Titanium Lefty

Westcott Carbo Titanium scissors come with a limited lifetime warranty. Left handed scissors feature corrosion-resistant blades and ergonomic over mold handles. High-performance carbo-titanium-bonded blades provide 8 times the strength of untreated stainless steel blades, and stay sharper longer.

Check Current Price

YAZEMKEL Left-Hand Scissors 3-Pack

Best quality scissors for left-handed users, 3 pairs of left-handled scissors for smooth, efficient cutting and a lifetime warranty. Ideal for both home and office use, cuts through paper, cardboard, fabric and other hard to get hold of items with ease.

Check Current Price

Fiskars 1294508697WJ

Left-handed, high-grade, precision-ground, stainless steel blades offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip. Ergonomic handle is sculpted to fit your hand, maximizing cutting control, and bent handle design keeps material flat for mistake-free cutting.

Check Current Price

Lefty's True Left-Handed Scissors 2-Pack

Lefty's the Left Hand Store's left-handed scissors come in 2 sizes - 9 long with 4 blades, and 8-1/2 long. Easy to clean and durable stainless steel blades, intended for light general purpose use.

Check Current Price
Sammy Southpaw

Sammy Southpaw

Sammy Southpaw: Left-handed, left-leaning, and left in every sense of the word. Writer, musician, and southpaw enthusiast.