This is Karen's SECOND pair of straight blade scissors. After the 5″ multi-purpose scissors hit the market there were lots of requests for a longer blade of this style. They are great for cutting templates (freezer paper, Templar), fabric and fabric with fusible stabilizers. The blades are stainless steel. The handles have the same soft, ergonomic grip as our other Perfect Scissors™. They cut sharp to the point and come with a plastic protective cover. Great for both right and left hand cutting.