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Okay what does it mean if it says curved bent shank? Also would I benefit from a convex pair? I'm looking at Geibs right now.
 

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First post 4:36 PM (my time), Second post 4:45 PM... Impulsive much??? :) Looks like a cool shear set! Have fun with 'em!
 

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First post 4:36 PM (my time), Second post 4:45 PM... Impulsive much??? :) Looks like a cool shear set! Have fun with 'em!
OH listen I was already on there getting ready to buy them and then put in one of those "best bid" things and didn't think that my lowest bid would even be accepted on shears that nice. I was sort of shocked that it was accepted but I got the kit for over $100 less than on their website so what can you do? I was advised that this was a good shear so there.:p

And furthermore, I've been looking to buy shears forever and my husband keeps saying "well why don't you just pick something and buy it." I think it sort of picked itself for me.
 

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I was sort of shocked that it was accepted but I got the kit for over $100 less than on their website so what can you do?
Get a set for me??? :)
 

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weeelll, in answer to your original question anyway, just for reference!
Curved and bent shank are two different things, curved being the blades are curved rather than straight (great for topknots or anything ROUNDED) and the bent shank are basically where the handle is offset from the blades, which are great for doing nice collumn legs or something so your fingers don't rough it up. Pic of a bent shank scissor:
http://www.wcushing.com/images/GingherScissor.gif

Convex scissors are sharper and more presice, but also take specialist sharpening so you need to be very careful who you send them to for sharpening!!! But if you have the money, they are certainly nice scissors. You can't use them to rough in anything though, any lil nick can't just easily ground out like flat blades!
 

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I saw shears that were curved bent shanks and that's why I asked that original question. I have a pair of curved but I didn't know that they came in bent shank. Still learning this stuff. Had someone helping me at the time I went for the kenchiis.
 

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I have kenchii shinobi
I love them
as to the rest of your question...I got nothin:smow:
That cracked me up. I had no idea that the shank could be different. In the CC catalog it has a short shank! I was like hmmm, okay. So I guess bent shank curves are just an option for someone that likes a bent shank?
 

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lol!!! The shanks do come in varying styles, the bent ones are like the pic I posted. Short ones are GREAT for small hands, so you don't need to move your thumb much to make 'em open wide, but also note they are much more 'reactive' too; ie a smaller movement results in a larger/quicker movement in the blades than if your'e used to a longer shank! And obviously the reverse is true for a longer shank shear too....
 

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Hmmm, might have to invest a little money into a short shank one day to see if I like them. I have small hands and something that fit a little better would be good.
 
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