Whether you’re breaking open a lobster or pruning the rose bushes in the garden, having the right tool for the job makes it a snap. To that point, we’ve curated a selection of indispensable cutting implements for home and garden. Check out the kitchen shops, hardware stores, and nurseries below to ensure that you’ll always be on the cutting edge.

Victorinox Kitchen Shears, $22

This model, with micro-serrated stainless-steel blades, includes a cavity designed to loosen stubborn jar lids.

The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe Rd, Greenville. (864) 250-0091, thecooksstation.com


Kuhn Rikon Classic Snips, $24

Classic Snips are spring-loaded for effortless cutting from meat bones to small branches. The blades self-sharpen as they rub together.

The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe Rd, Greenville. (864) 250-0091, thecooksstation.com


Corona Dual Bypass Pruner, $32

This durable garden companion has a patented dual-cut blade, perfect for making quick cuts with maximum leverage.

Duncan’s Home Center, 1506 Augusta St, Greenville. (864) 233-6851, acehardware.com


Joyce Chen Unlimited Scissors, $40

No matter if you’re right- or left-handed, Joyce Chen’s dishwasher-safe scissors go
from kitchen to garden with ease.

Martin Garden Center, 198 Martin Rd, Greenville. (864) 277-1818, martinnursery.com


Fiskers Bypass Pruner, $23

Designed with an ergonomic, sculpted handle and angled cutting head to reduce wrist fatigue, the Fiskers Pruner makes quick work of trimming shrubs.

Duncan’s Home Center, 1506 Augusta St, Greenville. (864) 233-6851, acehardware.com


Maine Man Seafood Shears, $5

For summer crab boils, you’ll need the curved blades and tapered tips on these sturdy shears to open shells and extract the delicate meat.

The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe Rd, Greenville. (864) 250-0091, thecooksstation.com


Scizza Pizza Shears, $30

Curved German stainless-steel blades slice from above to keep pizza toppings in place, while the spatula base slides underneath the pie so the blades won’t scratch your pans.

The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe Rd, Greenville. (864) 250-0091, thecooksstation.com


Red Rooster Razor Snip, $20

Use this multipurpose tool with its two-inch stainless-steel blades for snipping garden herbs, trimming flowers, and even crafting.

South Pleasantburg Nursery, 1135 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. (864) 299-6677, spnursery.com


Red Rooster Bypass Pruner, $40

With lightweight forged aluminum handles and an angled cutting head, the Red Rooster Bypass Pruner proves an excellent partner for gardening tasks.

South Pleasantburg Nursery, 1135 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. (864) 299-6677, spnursery.com


Bonsai Tools Shears, $15

Bonsai enthusiasts will get greater control and faster action from the wide hand loops on these shears when trimming leaves, stems, and delicate shoots.

South Pleasantburg Nursery, 1135 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. (864) 299-6677, spnursery.com

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