Good quality kitchen shears are one of those items that many people simply never get around to buying (they're not as sexy as a big shiny knife after all), but they're also something that once you have them, you seem to reach for them all the time for general kitchen, garden and household use. I use them all the time in my own home kitchen, because I never have to worry about cleaning them: just open them all the way and the two parts come right apart for easy and sanitary cleaning. Think of them as very heavy-duty and high-quality scissors. A true joy to own and use. Handy for snipping fresh herbs, cutting flowers, fish fins, paper, twines, and more. Large, heavy duty, and easy to clean, with come-apart mechanism (so food won't get stuck in the joint!). Made in China.