I bought these mainly to de-knot a long-haired cat. The felt-like pads are very difficult to remove, but I've found that very sharp scissors with sharp pointy ends help a great deal.. These scissors do a GREAT job. They have the pointiest ends of any scissors this size that I've found. They can be pushed into the knot from the side, much more easily than any other scissors I've tried. And, these scissors are super sharp - they cut through the cat felt very easily. It seems the steel is of very high quality so I expect they will remain sharp for a long time. Because these are just basically very good quality scissors, they perform well at all sorts of purposes. The Caveats: As others mentioned, these do not come with the leather sheath pictured. Too bad, since they have very sharp points as mentioned. But for me it's not a big deal. For some reason I expected these to be a little larger. I measured, and they are exactly 5 inches long, but they seem kinda small. The only real downside, for me, is that the handles are a little too small for my fingers (I have average guy sized hands). I wish these were available with the larger handles. I can use them, but they're a bit uncomfortable. They should be fine for most women and for men who have smaller hands. For guys with large hands, forget it. Nice scissors with Old World quality - they kind they DON'T make in China.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Leather sheath not included!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fine, except leather sheath not included
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high