Scissors are sharpened according to the angles shown below.
Unless the scissors need to have a really honed edge, honing is not recommended for scissors. Stop after the sharpening step (but with a high grit level - 1,000 or so).
Some scissors have differing angles for the Thumb Blade (shown in red on the picture below) vs. the Fingers Blade (shown in blue on the picture below). In those cases, separate angles are shown in the table below.
The picture to the right shows a sectional view of the cutting blade.
|Japanese kitchen shears||125º
|Wusthof kitchen shears||115º
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