The Gingher 12 inch Dressmaker Shears is a heavy weight shear with a long length cut and blades strong enough to trim and cut multiple layers of fabric effortlessly. The longer cut is ideal for cutting out patterns and trimming seams. Gingher's precision ground knife edge cuts flawlessly all the way to the points. The bent handle allows for smooth comfortable cutting across a tabletop or counter. Use a G-S sharpening stone for blade maintenance.