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How soon (after) fabric did come the development of scissors?

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The early Egyptians had shears

by neilb@uk In reply to neolithic scissors... ;)

Spring-ended bronze ones dating to two or three millennia BCE have been found. I'm not suggesting that you could whop a pair of scissors up out of flint but it's a fairly simple concept once you have bronze.

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Yes, but like I said...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to The early Egyptians had s ...

that's not an entirely undocumented time... kinda sparsely documented, sure, but not as sparsely as that central african iron-using culture... name of which escapes me

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Not soon enough. (nt)

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...
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The correct answer here santee is

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...

Quite a long time after Woven Fabric was invented Scissors where developed to cut it.

Prior to that they used to cut the Fabric with a Knife or rip along the Wep.

The Ripping of Fabric was used to make it roughly to length but the cutting was used to cut across the weave and produce a better edge for hand sewing. Originally they used to use Bone Needles to sew fabric together a carry over from when skins where joined together to produce clothing.

The newest development in cutting fabric was fairly recently about 50 years ago when the Hand Held Rotary Knife was produced for Home Use. Prior tot hat Rotary Knives where used by the Industrial side of things to cut several layers of Fabric to the same shape.

Now who wants to ask about the Sewing Machine?

Col

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