Armada Art Materials
Started in 1986 Armada Art Inc. has always prided itself on carrying high-quality low priced items geared towards the educational market. Focusing primarily on scissors, Armada’s brand SNIPPY® has been a leading brand of student scissors in the American school system for over 20 years. Armada introduced the ruler on the Snippy® blade in 1991. All Armada scissors are forged out of heat treated stainless steel. Together with handles made out of ABS plastic our scissors do meet or surpass the quality of the higher priced competition.
For 25 + years Armada Art has provided art and craft products to many school districts throughout the United States. With our products we help schools and students deliver high quality work and designs. Since moving to Boston in 1998 we have been located in the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BUILDING, in the Back Bay Section of Boston.
The symbolism of the building keys into the main goals of our company, which is to provide quality products that assist in the learning and nourishment of children in schools all over the country.
Before the day starts in many schools, the Pledge of Allegiance is recited every morning not by only faculty but the student body as well. The Pledge of Allegiance building helps boost the identity of our products with the symbolic connotation that the Pledge of Allegiance has on the people of this country.
LIFETIME GUARANTEE FOR SCISSORS
All Armada scissors are manufactured from high quality, heat-treated stainless steel.
Our blades are guaranteed never to bend or lose their alignment, and will maintain their
sharp cutting edges through years of normal use.
All our scissors are guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and material.
Should they fail to perform satisfactorily, we will replace the scissors, providing the
damage does not result from accident or misuse.
To ensure proper return of your scissors, print clearly your name, address and zip code.
Send scissors to Armada Art Inc., 142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116.
ADULT SUPERVISION IS RECOMMENDED WHENEVER CHILDREN WORK WITH SCISSORS.
The History of Scissors
Even in our electronic age, scissors are still one of the most useful tools. Just imagine having your hair cut without scissors...Ouch! Before scissors were invented people had to use stones to cut.
- 1500 B.C.E. Development of the first scissors.
- 300 B.C.E. One of the earliest surviving scissors dates back to ancient Egypt. Italian shepherds used scissors to clip wool.
- 100 C.E. Invention of cross-bladed scissors similar to those of today in Rome. However, these scissors were not used domestically in Europe until the 16th century.
- 500 C.E. First known written account of scissors by the scribe Isidore of Seville. Isidore described then as a tool for barbers and tailors.
- 1761 C.E. Invention of the first modern cast-steel scissors in England.
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