One day back in the early 90’s, at Old Whiteley’s, we received a package from a famous London jewellers. Inside was a pair of scissors belonging to the Queen which needed repairing.
Not the first time we had worked on bespoke
Back in the days of Old Whiteley's on Garden Street, the shop-floor shared a common wall with the hardening shop, which was also on a lower level.
Hardening is the process that makes the steel hard enough to hold an edge.