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MEERUT SCISSORS

MEERUT SCISSORS

A Meerut Scissors is any scissors made of recycled metal scrap by microlevel industrial units in Meerut, India. The community has been making the product for more than three centuries.Meerut scissors are particularly used for garment making and other domestic uses. All parts of the scissors are pre-used in some other form.The first such scissors were made by Asli Akhun around the year 1653.Unlike most other scissors, Meerut scissors can be repaired and reused many times.An idiom popular around Meerut refers to the quality and re-usability of these instruments as a testimony: Dada le, potaa barpe. Meerut Scissors received Intellectual Property Rights Protection or Geographical Indication (GI) status in 25/03/2015.

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