This ClipArt gallery offers 16 illustrations of scissors and shears, including highly ornamented examples of the Victorian era.

At first scissors seem to have been small, awkward things, with straight blades and handles. Now they are made in many different styles, shapes and sizes, and are adapted to a great variety or uses. Some have bent blades, others curved or bent handles, some are long, some very thick and short, some have rings for the fingers or thumb.

Manicure Scissors

At first scissors seem to have been small, awkward things, with straight blades and handles. Now they…

A cutting instrument consisting of two cutting blades movable on a pin in the center.

Scissors

A cutting instrument consisting of two cutting blades movable on a pin in the center.

Scissors used for surgery and dissection.

Scissors

Scissors used for surgery and dissection.

These scissors are delicately made.

Scissors

These scissors are delicately made.

These scissors include handles formed in the shape of lilies.

Scissors

These scissors include handles formed in the shape of lilies.

These scissors include handles formed in the shape of lilies.

Scissors

These scissors include handles formed in the shape of lilies.

These scissors include handles that are formed in a round shape.

Scissors

These scissors include handles that are formed in a round shape.

These scissors are made in the form of a coat of arms. It has a motto of the Cavendish family, a British noble family during the 14th century.

Scissors

These scissors are made in the form of a coat of arms. It has a motto of the Cavendish family, a British…

Scissors are hand operated cutting instruments. they consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected in such a way that the sharpened edges slide against each other.

A Pair of Scissors

Scissors are hand operated cutting instruments. they consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected…

These large scissors have the charm of novelty.

Large Scissors

These large scissors have the charm of novelty.

Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected in such a way that the sharpened edges slide against each other.

Large Pair of Scissors

Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected…

An edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

Large Pair of Scissors

An edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

Scissors are hand operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected in such a way that the sharpened edges slide against each other.

Large Scale Scissors

Scissors are hand operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected…

A cutting instrument consisting of two blades with a bevel edge, movable on a pin, used for cutting cloth and other substances.

Shears

A cutting instrument consisting of two blades with a bevel edge, movable on a pin, used for cutting…

Scissors or shears for cutting cloth.

Shears

Scissors or shears for cutting cloth.

This shear attachment features tensioners riveted at the fulcrum.

Tension Attachment for Shears

This shear attachment features tensioners riveted at the fulcrum.