Since its founding in 1760, William Whiteley has been manufacturing the highest-quality tools for industry and craft. Known especially for their scissors and shears, William Whiteley was granted a Royal Warrant in 1840 and was shortly after, on October 16th, 1840, appointed Manufacturers of Scissors in Ordinary to her Majesty Queen Victoria and Cutlers to H.R.H. Prince Albert. William Whiteley also went on to international acclaim, receiving numerous prizes at the Great Exhibition, one of the first international fairs of culture and industry. Eleven generations later, William Whiteley is still a family-run firm and continues to produce the highest quality industrial equipment, having developed a reputation of working alongside high-tech firms to develop innovative cutting solutions for the new materials developed and introduced in numerous fields, such as automotive, aerospace, and ballistic production. The best aspects of Whiteley’s legacy of heritage and craft are represented in these scissors, which continue to be produced in Sheffield, England. With each use, it becomes apparent why these scissors have long been the preferred choice of tailors and other craftsmen. Due to their industrial quality and robustness, the scissors can, much like William Whiteley itself, be passed down through generations and form their own history. The Sidebent shears are suitable for textiles, canvas and rubber.