This is the pair of scissors that came with my father’s tools. Until recently it could not even cut toilet paper. It is however good German steel and made during the time when people still cared about quality. Therefore I decided to rehabilitate it by sharpening and repainting it.
The bits of old paint disappeared with the help of paint stripper.
I did some research on how to properly sharpen scissors in the electronic version of the book pictured below. I can really recommend it for all sharpening purposes.
A new coat of paint …
… and Bob’s your Uncle.