This is only five of them. There are two additional pairs on the draining board. We also own pinking shears, dressmaking shears, nail scissors and assorted children's safety scissors.
I never intended that we own this many pairs of scissors, somehow we've just managed to acquire them over the years. By some serendipitous circumstances they came together on the kitchen counter today, and it became stark fact that we had a scissor problem.
Some of them are blunt, some of them are gacked up with sellotape residue and craft glue' - only a few of them are aesthetically pleasing. Who honestly needs this many pairs of sub-optimal household scissors?
Two pairs seems readily maintainable and storable. I've freshened up the blades on a whetstone, something I have never bothered to do because I've had so many pairs to choose from. The other five have been cleaned up and put into the charity bag ready for donation. The specialist snippers have all been put away tidily ready for use.
Quality beats quantity every time. Genuine need trumps both.