Dr. Slick Scissors
by Ronn Lucas, Sr.
We have all seen the name Dr. Slick in advertising
and fly shops and they have been around for a good
length of time. I have been seeing one of their
latest ads for the new "Razor Scissors" for awhile
so; I decided to contact them for more information
since they look much like the salon scissors I use
in my tying.
I received two pair of scissors, one the 5" straight
Razor Scissors, part #SR5G and a pair of "5 adjustable
Tension Scissor, part #ST5G. Both pair have large
finger holes which is a plus for guys with big fingers.
Some of my scissors have holes so small that you almost
consider using soap to remove them! Another feature
is that both have a little rubber nub in the handles
which cushions them when cutting. Both pair also
have extremely fine tips so trimming very close is
possible. I used to routinely grind down the tips
of my other scissors including the salon pairs but
these are fine enough that I will not need to.
Dr. Slick 5" Razor Scissors with adjustable tension blades
Immediately I went to my tying room and broke out
the Razor Scissor, picked up a feather and trimmed
it. The good news is that you needn't go to a beauty
supply store to get ultra sharp scissors to trim
feathers for full feather wings. These scissors have
almost knife edge cutting surfaces that are smooth.
They also have an adjustable tension feature which
allows for buttery smooth cutting found on the higher
end hair cutting scissors that hair dressers use. Dr.
Slick also has the same scissor in a 4" size. This size
may be better used for general tying than the 5" but,
for trimming feathers for full feather wing flies,
I suggest the larger pair. The suggested price of
the Razor Scissors is $24.00.
Dr. Slick 5" adjustable blade scissors
The part #ST5G has lightly serrated blades that aren't
quite as knife edge but are very sharp. They will also
trim feathers well but may leave very slightly feathered
edges. Even so, they will work very well for all around
scissors and you could trim feathers for full feather
wings as long as they are kept sharp. These scissors
also have an adjustment feature which allows almost
the same buttery smooth cutting. As with the Razor
Scissors, you may want the 4" for general use and the
5" for trimming feathers. The suggested price of the
#ST5G is $15.00.
The bottom line is that both of these scissors will
give you many years of reliable service whether you
save them for delicate work or use them for your
Dr. Slick's line is not limited to just these two items.
They have a wide array of different scissors including
"entry level" and more spendy models as well as other
Product information and a list of dealers List of Dealers
is available on Dr. Slick's web page (www.drslick.com) or by contacting
Dr. Slick Co. ~ Ronn
Dr. Slick Co.
105 Pollywog Lane
Belgrade, MT 59714
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