Identification help

Are these a pair of “cut and hold” flower scissors? 


Only mark is in the hinge

  1. #1 by oldfussbudget on August 1, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    Cut and crush stem for water pickup?

    • #2 by albell on August 1, 2017 - 6:12 pm

      Maybe, with your Popeye forearms 🙂

      If it is a cut and hold, I suppose a bit of stem crushing would be ok? I’m not a flower arranging doyen.

      Ab

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      • #3 by oldfussbudget on August 1, 2017 - 6:37 pm

        I have the notion that crushing the stem is encouraged. And that the really serious folks cut the stem underwater to avoid airlock. But these are whisperings from afar, rumours rather than knowledge.

      • #4 by albell on August 1, 2017 - 6:56 pm

        Rumours, pshaw!

        I think your right, and you have done it. No criticism here, the ephemeral and beautiful art of flower arrangement is something I can imagine an older and wiser me doing 🙂

        Ab

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  2. #5 by Dave on August 2, 2017 - 11:20 am

    It almost looks like a speculum. Offset handles for ‘access.’ Ouch.

  3. #6 by Pz on August 4, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Ouch either way, flower stalk or “other”….. 🙂

    My experience: toss long stem roses into a cold 2-3” of water in a bath tub.
    Cut an inch or so off the stem of each rose, while under water.
    Arrange as you wish.. the roses will perk-up and last for a week or so….

    • #7 by oldfussbudget on August 4, 2017 - 8:46 pm

      I did that with some lobsters once. They were far from grateful. No doubt I should have used salt water.

    • #8 by albell on August 4, 2017 - 8:46 pm

      Are you in the tub at the same time phil?

      Canadian beauty 🙂

      Ab

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