The Gingher 8 inch Dressmaker Shears - have a versatile longer 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. The scissors are finished in a handsome and durable, double-plated chrome over nickel finish. Use a G-S sharpening stone for blade maintenance.