Whiteley's has been producing scissors and shears for 258 years. It is a family business esteemed for its high standards of workmanship, using traditional methods combined with modern practices. They supply the special shears we use when working with Kevlar – employed extensively in the construction of Quicksilver's outer hull structure.
We heartily recommend Whiteley's products and never use anything else.
Tradition plays a key part in the way Whiteley's go about making things. The best, oldest-established, Savile Row tailors invariably use scissors made by the Sheffield firm. And yet the thoroughly modern composite-materials industry has caught on to the quality of Whiteley's shears for tailoring Kevlar and carbonfibre, which are both well-known for their demanding requirements.
Whiteley's products are being increasingly used as the firm's reputation for craftsmanship spreads far and wide on the internet. Recently, the public's imagination has been caught by a successful crowdfunding campaign that is bringing exciting new products to market. For the Quicksilver project, choosing Whiteley's as a supplier was an easy decision. We have enjoyed a long and happy relationship with the city of Sheffield, but our need for the highest quality at every stage in the boat's build process was what really drove us to Whiteley's. Our laminators expect nothing less than the best tools for the job.
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