Hand Sheep Shears
6½" blades. Full polished for general shearing and blocking.
- Brand: Jeffers®
- Type: Shears
- Size: 6½" blades
To use hand shears (aka 'blade shears') you must also have a sharpening stone and sharpen the shears before you use them - and again as needed. That is normal for this type of equipment! They will take a sharper edge than the stainless steel kitchen knives we have become accustomed to, but every chef knows the best steel is NOT stainless - so wipe them clean and coat in oil before storing! And do not store them in a damp location. These are not quite as good as the B&B brand from England, but they are a great value for the money, and work well for a few sheep or small flocks.
I purchased four of these sheers and one $5 knife sharpener. At the end of 16 pet sheep all four sheers were still working very well. However, make sure you clean them and store them properly after each use or they will rust quikly and badly.
"Dull, poor quality"
Not pleased with these, but I guess you get what you pay for... I should have spent an extra $20 to get some nice shears that are actually sharp.