For three centuries, the Chinese have used these scissors to cut everything from silk to sheet metal. First made during the Qing Dynasty, they've survived wars, revolutions, and communism. The blades are based on an ancient sword-making technique, giving them a hard, sharp bite. These scissors look different from most Western brands—the blades are shorter, the handles bigger—but they are precision instruments, versatile, reliable, and comfortable in the hand. About 7" long. Made in Hangzhou, China.