Beard scissor maintenance

Like many of you, I use scissors to trim my beard. Electric trimmers or clippers tend to snag hairs and give you split ends. It’s also really easy to make big mistakes, where with scissors you might have a misplaced snip or two that is more easily corrected.

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I have a pair of Dovo 43456 scissors from Solingen, Germany. They were purchased for me as a gift at The Beard Baron’s web site. They’ve been great, but over the past year have become more and more loose. It’s one of those things that happened gradually, and then all of a sudden they barely worked. Fortunately there was an easy solution – tightening up the screw.

At first, I grabbed a random screwdriver from the garage but soon realized I was going to bugger it up if I weren’t careful. I have a nice set of hollow-ground, Grace screwdrivers that worked much, much better. When I first received the scissors, there was slight friction when opening and shutting them. They weren’t floppy like they had become. As luck would have it, I found a good video on YouTube to illustrate what I’m talking about.

The video also demonstrates oiling your scissors, which is a good idea for anything metal. From now on I’m going to pay more attention to when my trimming scissors need a little love and care.