Inspired by May Dreams Gardens most recent post on â€œSharp Gardening Toolsâ€ I decided to take a good look at the shears I use day in and day out. They are Felco #8 and I have had these so long now I donâ€™t remember when I opened the package. The scabbard that holds them to my belt is older, as demonstrated in the picture, by placing it next to a new scabbard. I have replaced the blade and spring countless times, which is the beauty of Felcoâ€™s. They have parts that can be replaced!
The scabbard has acquired, with age, an almost magical ability to draw the shears to it.