A perpetual obsession of ours: good-looking scissors, an essential accessory for the stylish desk. Here are a few recent finds:
Above: Copper Scissors , hand-forged by Tajika Haruo in Japan; $85, small and $95, large from Mjolk in Toronto.
Above: UK designer Michael Antrobus' high-concept version of scissors from his Ground Objects project are made from standard 18-inch sections of ground flat stock steel; now available at Phillips de Pury & Company's concept shop at 450 Park Avenue in New York.
Above: Clauss Six-Inch Hot Forged Scissor; $12.95 from Knife Center.
Above: Allex Scissors from the Hiyashi Cutlery Company; $23.50 from Golden Calf.
Above: Although technically meant for fabric cutting, the Brass and Steel Fabric Scissors from India can be used as desk scissors as well; $18 for the small, $21 for the large from Spartan in Austin, Texas.
Above: From Spanish company El Casco, the gracefully proportioned, lifetime-lasting Nine-Inch Chrome Scissors are $115 a Barneys.