In the 16th century spring scissors were manufactured of iron, and have been developed into the fine tools of today.
Pivoted scissors, the kind we use now, are joined at a point between the tips and handles, developed by the Romans around AD100, and were made of bronze or iron.
The Georgian and Victorian eras, fanciful times in England, brought forth elaborately decorated scissors, whose handles were made by hammering steel on indented surfaces known as “boxes” to form the blades. “Bows”, or the rings in the handles were made by punching a hole in the steel and enlarging it on the pointed end of an anvil.
Fiskars scissors are named after the village of Fiskars located between Helsinki and Turku, Finland. In 1649, in 1830 a new owner started the first cutlery works in Finland, and manufactured scissors with the Fiskars trademark.