The NTS-Solingen line are made entirely by hand in Solingen, Germany. This small company has but a few pairs highly trained hands on the scissors themselves. Furthermore, each master grinder has immense experience. You’ll not find superior quality in any handmade German scissor. Larger companies, on the other hand, use computerized machines for many steps. Their master grinders merely align and test the final joining of blades. This is, however, not so for NTS. All manual rules here, with the immense pride coming from a familial name laser-engraved upon the product.