1787 Regents Park Rd.
Crofton, MD 21114
Phone: 410-721-3245

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Maison SAJOU got its start in France in the 1830’s by Jacques-Simon Sajou as a purveyor of supplies for embroidery, tapestry, guipure, bobbin lace, crochet, weaving and other needle arts. Recently resurrected by Frédérique Crestin-Billet, Maison SAJOU is once again providing us with exquisite quality supplies befitting our passion for needlework.

Classic Creations is pleased to offer this exquisite EXPANDED selection of scissors and embroiderers' knives from Maison SAJOU. See the new Kingwood, Tartan and "Laundry" Scissors!

[Note--Prices are subject to change based on Euro to dollar exchange rate.]

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Maison SAJOU Scissors
See individual descriptons and prices below.
Subject to prior sale -- don't wait to place your order!






KINGWOOD Scissors -- $110.00 ea.

The handles of these 4½" embroidery scissors are made of kingwood. This dark violet wood with black veins comes from the rosewood family, widely used in cabinet making and marquetry.
The fine, delicate blades are engraved “Sajou.” Quality scissors can be distinguished by, among other things, their “pairing marks,” a sign that the blades have been perfectly adjusted from the beginning of their production.
These scissors, presented in a marquetry print box, are adorned with a passementerie pompom in brown and rust tones. All these products are MADE IN FRANCE.
Limited Time Offer: unique linen scissors case included FREE !

TARTAN Scissors -- $110.00 ea.

These 4½" embroidery scissors are inspired by sewing items covered in tartan paper—extremely fashionable all through the 19th century. Originally made in Scotland in the town of Maughline, their production quickly spread all over Europe.
These are made from genuine fabric instead of paper, which has been confined within a layer of crystal acetate. The delicate blades are engraved with the Sajou name.
Quality scissors can be distinguished by, among other things, their “pairing marks,” a sign that the blades have been perfectly adjusted from the beginning of their production.
These scissors are adorned with a passementerie pompom in red, green and white tones to match the tartan. All these products are MADE IN FRANCE.
Limited Time Offer: unique linen scissors case included FREE !

LANGRES: FLOWERS & PEARLS Scissors -- $130.00 ea.

Maison SAJOU has been lucky enough to acquire a batch of these embroidery scissors, which are a re-edition of a 19th century model. They are called “Langres,” a town that was one of the centers of cutlery and scissor making in France. Denis Diderot, one of the great philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment was born in Langres, his parents were, in fact, cutlers!
These exquisite 3¾" scissors are extremely fine with very pointed blades. The golden handles are comprised of a floral motif with delicate pearls placed on the "eyes".
As with all quality scissors, these have traces of pairing: before dipping the steel, the blades are perfectly adjusted a first time to "make a pair". They are marked, generally by a number, as being two parts of a precise pair of scissors. They are then separated before dipping, which gives them their hardness, then reassembled and readjusted. The pairing marks are placed on the scissors hinge so cannot be seen when they are closed. The scissors are presented in a floral motif box. A label on the inside cover explains the manufacturing process.

VEINED IVORY-Style Scissors -- $110.00 ea.

The Charles X era is famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects. As far as sewing kits and scissors making, the years 1820-1830, saw the production in France of veritable marvels.
These scissors are inspired by the Charles X style: the handles have a veined ivory effect and reproduce the Sajou "S". The finger rings are beautifully decorated with a festoon detail. The finished article is a very light pair of 4½"scissors that are a delight to use.
Quality scissors can be recognized by, among other things, their pairing marks; these are the signs that the blades have been perfectly adjusted for the start of their fabrication. These scissors, including the pompom, are made entirely in France. It should be pointed out that it takes a dozen qualified people to make each pair.
The scissors are presented in the new Sajou floral motif box.
Limited Time Offer: unique linen scissors case included FREE !

MOTHER-of-PEARL Style Scissors -- $110.00 ea.

The Charles X era is famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects. As far as sewing kits and scissors making, the years 1820-1830, saw the production in France of veritable marvels. These scissors are inspired by the Charles X style: the handles have mother-of-pearl effect handles, a very popular material of the time, and the blades are fine and delicate. Together they make a very light pair of 4½" scissors that are a delight to use.
Quality scissors can be recognized by, among other things, their pairing marks; these are the signs that the blades have been perfectly adjusted for the start of their fabrication. These scissors, including the pompom, are made entirely in France. It should be pointed out that it takes a dozen qualified people to make each pair.
These scissors are presented in a floral motif box. A label on the inside cover explains the manufacturing process.
Limited Time Offer: unique linen scissors case included FREE !

EIFFEL TOWER Scissors -- $80.00 ea.

This pair of 4" embroidery scissors is a re-issue of a 19th century model. The Eiffel Tower was constructed for the Universal Exhibition in 1889 where Jacques-Simon Sajou was awarded a silver medal.

No less than 15 operations (most of them by hand) are involved in the production of these scissors. Notice the detail of the grid pattern, simulating the metallic girders of the Tower, as well as the quality of the screw. The blades are very pointed for precision work. An important detail enables us to judge the quality of a pair of scissors: the pairing marks - matching numbers imprinted on the interior of each of the blades. This indicates that the two blades have been perfectly adjusted to form a pair.

These scissors come with a sky blue Eiffel Tower charm, made specially for this model, plus an orange and blue braid pompom--signature colors of the Maison Sajou.

TORTOISESHELL-Style Scissors -- $110.00 ea.

These 4½" embroidery scissors are inspired by the Charles X era (1820-1830)--famous for the sophistication and quality of its objects. The handles have tortoiseshell effect handles, a very popular material of the time, and the blades are fine and delicate. Together they make a very light pair of scissors that are a delight to use.

Quality scissors can be recognized by, among other things, their pairing marks; these are the signs that the blades have been perfectly adjusted from the start of their fabrication. Note that it takes a dozen qualified people to make each pair of these scissors. These scissors, including the pompom, are made entirely in France.
Limited Time Offer: unique linen scissors case included FREE !

HARE Scissors -- $130.00 ea.

This 4" pair of embroidery scissors is a reissue of a 19th century model and is produced by a small family-based workshop. They have an exquisitely delicate design and are of a life-long quality. No less than 20 operations are involved in their production, most of them by hand. An important detail enables us to judge the quality of a pair of scissors; the pairing marks – this indicates that the two blades have been perfectly adjusted to form a pair.

Notice the detail of the animal's fur, its eyes, its ears.... as well as the quality of the screw. The blades are very pointed for precision work.

The LITTLE MONSTER Scissors -- $70.00 ea.

These little 2¾" scissors got their name because of the disproportion between the handles and the blades. In days gone by they were used to garnish miniature sewing kits, so the blades needed to be short. Apart from classic use, they can also be used for broderie anglaise or Richelieu embroidery.
These Little Monsters are entirely made in France. They are hot forged and their production entails no less than 20 manual operations: forging, piercing, tapping, dipping, numerous polishings, chroming, gilding, sharpening, adjusting... They bear pairing marks, which means that the two blades have been adjusted at the beginning of their fabrication to "make a pair". Pairing marks are the sign of a high quality product.
The handles of these Little Monsters are delicately gilded and each handle is engraved with the Sajou signature “S”. They come clad with a Sajou ribbon and are presented in a pink, floral motif box.

“LAUNDRY” Scissors -- $100.00 ea.

Traditionally known as "laundry scissors" for use in the upkeep of clothing and bed linen, these mid-size scissors are indispensable at the sewing machine for trimming and making small cuts.
As with all quality scissors, these have traces of pairing: before dipping the steel, the blades are perfectly adjusted a first time to "make a pair." They are marked, generally by a number, as being two parts of a precise pair of scissors. They are then separated before dipping, giving them their hardness, reassembled and readjusted. The pairing marks are placed on the scissors hinge so cannot be seen when they are closed.
These 5½" scissors feature chrome handles and blades and are offered in two styles: Leaf (left) and Ball & Groove (right). Both come in a Sajou floral motif box with a Sajou ribbon fixed by an eyelet on one of the handles.






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$8.00 for orders $20.00 to $49.99
$11.00 for orders over $50.00
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