Note by Karen Kay Buckley: This is my second pair of straight blade scissors. After the 5"/orange handle multipurpose scissors hit the market I had lots of requests for this type of scissors but with a longer bald. So, here they are. 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.