Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mystery Tool: Where to find it?

Several years ago I was in New York with a few friends and came upon this wonderful little seam ripper. One of the friends in the group bought one for each person; it was only a few dollars. Since then it has become my favorite seam ripper, and I would love to find more. But I rarely get to New York nowadays, so I'm hoping someone will recognize this little gem and tell me where I can find it online.

Here's the tool closed:


And here's a shot of it open:


There are no manufacturer names or marks on it anywhere. Is it something borrowed from the medical industry?

If anyone knows where I might find some more of these, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!!

4 comments:

  1. Not exactly the same, but;

    http://search.nancysnotions.com/?q=seam+ripper&sp_cs=UTF-8

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  2. Yep, and it was easy to find. Although I searched for serger seam ripper, the results brought up surgical seam ripper. So, here they are:

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/surgical+seam+ripper.do

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/stainless+steel+seam+ripper.do

    http://www.joann.com/gingher-seam-ripper/xprd1002384/

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=9124&criteria=seam+ripper

    AND here's the one you have:
    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=200&criteria=seam+ripper

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  3. Here's one for $0.76. Bet you can't beat that :-) http://www.qcsupply.com/140408-mini-disposable-scalpel-12-hook-blade-kit.html

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  4. Thanks to all three of you for being better Google searches than I am!! Julie, that is a fantastic price. I've already placed an order for ten of them... Hopefully not all of them will get lost in my sewing room!!

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