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Thread Clipper / Grip Scissors | All Made in Japan

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All Made in Japan | Thread Clipper for Sashiko Stitching


Sashiko is a term for "needlework & stitching" but a Sashiko project requires more than just stitching. One of the small task (but not least important task) is cutting the thread nicely.

A standard scissors can cut the thread without any major problems. However. a good tread clipper (we call it Grip Scissors) will improve the Sashiko experience. We carry a variety of Grip Scissors from entry level (mass-produced by machine) to hand-made (Hand-Sharpen) supreme grade. All made in Japan.


Misuzu Traditional Selection

*Misuzu Scissors Company is a long-established scissor manufacture in Japan. We, as a group of Sashiko professionals, have been pleasantly using their grip scissors for more than a few decades.


[Advisory note]

We strongly recommend to get the middle-range to high-end grip scissors instead of the entry models. Possibly the one over $25.00, or the one around $20.00. The entry model are good made, but the difference of user experience are not subtle.


Misuzu Original Packages

  • Misuzu Komachi: $10.50
    • An entry level grip scissor with very reasonable price. Mass produced by machine with rust protection. 105mm short blade.
  • Misuzu Birei: $13.50
    • Another entry level grip scissors made from Carbon steel. Mass Produced by machine with rust protection.105mm short blade
  • MIsuzu Bisaburou: $28.50
    • High quality grip scissors made from a combination of Soft Iron and high-grade Yasuki White Steel. For serious artisans, we recommend this one for the best result. 105mm. short blade


Commercial Packages

  • Misuzu Ibushi: $18.50
    • Very popular selection with carbon steels for knifes & scissors. Protection for Rust. 105mm. Short Bade / Long Blade
  • Misuzu Stripe: $19.50
    • Very popular Selection with Japanese traditional design with stripes. Made from Carbon Steel for knifes and scissors. 105mm. Short Blade / Long Blade. *A Long Blade one is currently out of stock | will be shipped from Japan.


Other Selections for Grip Scissors

Clover Brands

  • Clover Stainless: $18.50 - Sold out
    • Clover is well-known craft supplier in Japan. We enjoy their scissors as well, and here is the scissors from them. More modern looking but the great sharpness. 105mm. Short Blade.



Kamesaku Brands

Kamesaku is another brand we sincerely appreciate. Their selection is supreme, and they never disappoint us.


  • Kamesaku Regular: $25.50
    • A regular model of Kamesaku Brand. Although it is the regular model, the sharpness and quality is very much supreme and satisfactory. 105mm. Short Blade.
  • Kamesaku Special: $35.50
    • Specially manufactured by the experienced artisans. It has better flexibility (snap) and sharpness. Supreme Quality. 105mm. Short Blade.
  • Kamesaku Hand-Sharpen: $48.50
    • Hand-made grip scissors from the experienced artisans. This is a master-piece of thread clipper you can get from the market. 105mm. Short Blade.



Shopping Guide

We carry quite many selection of grip scissors for a Sashiko supplier. This shows how much I care about the thread clipper. I wanted to try everything before I introduce to my students / customers.


If you would like to continue and be serious with Sashiko, I recommend you to get the one with above $20. Since you will be using it for a long time, it isn't an expensive investment. I do not know if one need a hand-made one for the regular usage. However, once you use the hand-sharpen one, you may not be back to the regular clippers, especially not to the entry level.

If you would like to see how grip scissors works, the entry level one with less than $10.00 would just work fine. It is nice to have one of these in your craft box when you are in need of clipping the thread.

The one in between $10.00 and $20.00 is good for both entry level and artisans. There are reasons they are sold in a big market. It is good and reasonable.

Please feel free to contact me a question for more information.


About "Out of Stock" Items

We mostly depend on one manufacture in Japan. Therefore, there is a change of our of stock items for a period of time. We try our best to keep items in stock in the USA or Japan.

For those became out of stock in Japan, the item will be shipped out from Japan. The price include the $39.00 of shipping and handling fee. Since the scissors are made carefully by craftsmen, some order could take a period of time. We will update the estimate of delivery after talking to the craftsmen.


Thank you for your understanding.

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We strive to provide all of the essential items you would need to enjoy Sashiko including supplies, tools, and materials.

Please read the articles about why you would like to choose the supplies from us.

If you find that we don’t carry something you want, please contact us. From time to time, the item is invisible because of limited stock in our storage. I can let you know the re-stocking time and more information.

Also, please ask if you have an item you would like to get. We can try to find it from Japan.

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Shop Policies | The Sashiko Store

Shipping and Handling

*Please Read the full version of Term & Condition

Estimated Shipping Times:

  • Domestic: 2~5 business days via USPS
  • International: 3~25 business days via USPS or Japan Post

I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates but cannot guarantee the accuracy of timing. Most of the order will be shipped out within a few days unless there are no announce made. The actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. Depending on the order contents and destination, the package may be shipped out from Japan.

Customs and Import Taxes:

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.

Return Policy

We strive to deliver the best items for your Sashiko experience. Please contact us if we can help to improve your experience here.

We would accept exchanges or returns when a customer:

  • Contact me within 5 days of delivery
  • Ship items back within 7 days of delivery (exclusive to international shipping)
  • For cancellation of the order, I accept it before the order has shipped out unless specifically mentioned such as one of the kind order.

However, We will NOT accept returns unless the item is defective:

Most o our items are “one-of-a-kind” made by hands. As much as we want to keep creating the exact same materials, it is not possible to do so because we are human. Especially for those Naturally Hand-dyed Sashiko thread, please be reasonable for the “Color” of Natural Dye or hand-made products.

The following items cannot be returned or exchanged.

  • Custom or Personalized Orders
  • Digital Downloads
  • Items on Sale

Conditions of return:

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Workshop Refunds & Transfers

All deposits and balances for classes, workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, we understand that emergencies happen, so if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have paid-in-full, and you cancel with more than thirty (30) days notice before a scheduled workshop, you may request to credit or transfer the all of the total workshop fees to another class or workshop within 12 months of request. If you cancel within Thirty (30) days of a scheduled workshop, you will forfeit your entire tuition unless notified.

In the unfortunate events that Upcycle Stitches LLC must cancel the Workshop, classes, and event due to unforeseen circumstances, Upcycle Stitches LLC will refund the cost of registration for the workshop, class, and events. However, Upcycle Stitches LLC does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

It isn’t our intention, and we try everything to avoid this, but please be advised that following: Upcycle Stitches LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is canceled, students may choose to receive a full refund or may transfer – with no fee – to another class or workshop. If Upcycle Stitches LLC cancels for any reason, all payments can be refunded.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. Course Changes or Cancellations

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Registrant acknowledges that registration and participation are voluntary and that by registering for this workshop/class that he/she is solely responsible for any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained on the premises or any location where any workshop/class is being conducted.

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  • For legal reasons (such as paying Taxes) if necessary.

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