Bet you thought everyday household items were all just mass produced by machines, right? This exceptional and heart-warming video will prove that theory wrong.
Filmed at Ernest Wright and Sons in Sheffield, you will see the hand crafting love, time and attention to detail that goes into an ordinary pair of scissors in this 4-minute short film.
Entitled ‘The Putter’, named after the affectionate title of subject Cliff Denton, ‘a putterer-together of scissors’, the video by Shaun Bloodworth documents the process used at the Steel City firm to craft the common utensils.
The works at Ernest Wright and Sons are the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors and the short goes some way to visually archive the methods for making the objects.
Watch as each handle and blade of the scissors are shaped, filed, smoothed and combined by hand before the worker meticulously tests and reshapes to ensure they cut perfectly.
You can see the eyes of professional detail through the screen as ‘the Putter’ lifts the articles up for a final, proud inspection.
Captured with a warmth that is brought to life by fantastic music and sound design by The Black Dog, the video instills a sense of pride at Sheffield’s industrious past.
After watching this you’ll probably never look at 'simple' scissors in the same way again.