Casa dos Artesans – Ribeira Sacra

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“Waabi Sabi” scissors


Authentic handmade scissors from one of the last traditional forges in North Spain.  They are beautiful objects in their own right but properly cared for and sharpened they can last a lifetime. Full story below.

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These scissors are traditionally made almost exclusively in North Spain for the itinerant octopus sellers – in the traditional country markets or “feiras” in Galicia.   “Pulpo a la feira” is a delicacy here, served on wooden platters with generous amount of olive oil and paprika on top, accompanied by a bread barra and local wine.

The raw quality of the metal and the way it ages (reminding us of the Japanese concept of waabi sabi) and the small irregularities in the form of the handles make these scissors quite unique.

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Weight0.5 kg

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