The Snip-It Scissors are perfect for makiing 1/2″ snips, due to the notch cut on one blade. In addition, these are pocket safe scissors that are extremely sharp. These scissors come highly recommended by the long arm quilting community, no fear of scissors tips falling on the quilt top! A perfect choice for heirloom sewers as well as beginners. And of course these are scissors and cut like regular scissors.