I'd buy em'. I'm so sick of having to repeatedly buy more Chinese crap. I'm looking for quality workmanship.
I wonder if this sort of craftsman even exists anymore... or if he's just a fond memory from a bygone era.. Likely these scissors are now made by preteen children in Pakistani sweatshops..
He's still working and still making scissors in England today.
My mother owned her own beauty salon for 42 years. She owned Sheffield Steel scissors. I have one pair in my possession today. Still sharp, cut beautifully, and are a joy to handle. 86 years old and still going strong. Craftsmanship, you can't beat it.
See also Brooks Saddles- English Bicycle saddles handmade using the same sort of 19th century tech. The same saddle used on WWII RAF paratroopers' bikes is still being manufactured today. (I have one) And I've seen WWII vintage saddles still in service. Very nice stuff.
(U.S.)I used to work/run a metal shop.
I would have gone insane doing the same thing, day in, day out. I DID go out of my way to have a "Record" brand vice installed. I ALSO did woodwork. My Sheffield steel chisels are "the good ones" the rest were "beaters" and "loaners".
Things that are hard to explain to folks that don't use, instruct with, and maintain,(even the vice got an annual blorp of grease on the screw) such tools.