Fiskars is Official Net-Cutting Scissors of NCAA® Championships

MADISON, Wis. (Mar. 23, 2016)–  Fiskars, the World’s #1 Scissors Brand™, has joined with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the eighth consecutive year to be the official net-cutting scissors during the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.

The iconic orange-handled scissors will be used by winning teams in the post-game net-cutting ceremonies for the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Regional Championship and Final Four games, as well as the NCAA Division II and III Men’s and Women’s Championship games. The special edition scissors have serrated, gold titanium blades that are specially etched with the NCAA logo.

Following the championship games, each of the winning institutions will keep one pair of the commemorative scissors for permanent display on campus.

“For nearly 50 years, Fiskars orange-handled scissors have helped people create moments they can be proud of in their homes. In March, that feeling extends to the basketball court as teams commemorate a hard-fought win by cutting down the nets,” said Fiskars Americas President Paul Tonnesen. “We’re once again honored that the orange-handled scissors that find their place in millions of homes across the world can be part of this great tradition, celebrating a team’s success as it works toward that one shining moment.”  

Introduced in 1967, Fiskars’ flagship Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ have become an iconic design classic with over one billion pairs sold worldwide.

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Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous orange-handled scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars (the World’s #1 Scissors Brand), Iittala and Gerber. Additionally the Fiskars Americas portfolio includes Gilmour, Nelson and Gingher. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has more than 365 years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company. Please visit


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Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio, including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Fiskars Group has employees in over 30 countries and is headquartered in Finland. With over 1 billion Orange-handled Scissors sold, Fiskars has grown to be the World’s #1 Scissors Brand. Fiskars promotes achievement and self-expression by focusing on easy to use, innovative tools to make gardening, cooking and crafting more enjoyable. Fiskars Americas is headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit