The earliest scissors of one metal was made in Egypt. Scissors of the kind used today are believed to have been first made in 1 A.D in Rome. Some historians believe that Leonardo da Vinci is the inventor, for he had used it for cutting canvas. Although this view has not been widely accepted, Da Vinci helped to spread the popularity of scissors. In 1761, Englishman Hinchliffe manufactured scissors from iron ore and sold it on a large scale.