One thing I love about working for KNIFE Magazine is I never know what rabbit hole I might head down on any given day. Today I corresponded with a gentleman in the UK, who happens to be one of the partners who took over a failing Sheffield scissor-maker, Ernest Wright.
It is a cool story, one which I plan on compiling into a longer post in the future. You can read a bit more here.
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Taking over Ernest Wright is an unusual acquisition. The company has history and a living, breathing name. We’ve shared our plan with the Wright family and it’s been a huge comfort to have their support and to know that we’re doing the right thing.
We continue with the positive direction started by Nick Wright and as handmade scissor enthusiasts, Jan Bart and I are thrilled to be part of the story.
Ernest Wright remains alive in the city of Sheffield. Our goal is to build a brand that stands on its own two feet allowing the craft of handmade scissors to continue into the next century.
Paul Jacobs – Co-owner Ernest Wright