Tullen Snips

The world's most versatile household cutters


A classic Kiwi invention, Tullen is an iconic household brand in New Zealand - and around the world! These are the world's most versatile household cutters, essential in the kitchen, garage, garden, office or boat and ideal for easy cutting of food, plastic, string, wire, fabric, carboard - they cut virtually anything!


Tullen Snips were made in Auckland from the early 1970s until the mid 1980s, when production was shifted to the UK after being purchased by global shaver manufacturer Wilkinson Sword. The production process involved an innovative heat treating process to harden the blades. The snips became a global success, with over 20 milliion snips being made and 90% of them being exported to 30 countries.

Aucklander Dave Salisbury decided to bring the iconic brand back. "If you were around in the 70s or 80s, you'll know how good Tullen Snips were, they were everywhere and they could cut virtually anything. They were also in nearly every school because their blunt ends meant they were safer for kids. It’s a remarkable story of a successful kiwi business that, for its time, developed a world class product through market research, problem solving design and innovative manufacturing."

Dave thinks anyone who's been looking for all-round household cutters had been lost in their search. “The snips went out of production in the 1980s and haven’t been available since then. Their popularity never faded and the original versions can still be found in homes throughout New Zealand and across the world. Bringing them back has become a passion."


Get cutting with your iconic Tullen snips, modernised with a new range of colours and holders. With stainless steel blades and easy spring action, they're the essential household cutting tool.



Ready, snip, go! Add the iconic Tullen Snips to your household tools.



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