I have a pair of Gingher scissors (looooove them!) made out of British steel - they were pricey (got them at G Street Fabrics), but last forever (my mom still has her pair from the 70s). They also cut through all fabrics like butter (ok, fine, "buttah"
. I love my woodburner, too. I forget the name brand, but I got it at Michael's and it is dark green with some attachments. I could never go back to a lighter! HTH