These scissors have a cushioned handle, are easy for right or left hander to use. The serrated blade keeps fabric from fraying and is sharp to the very tip. They are light weight, comfortable and come with a plastic sheath. The 7 1/2" size are great for cutting single or multiple layers of fabric. I can comfortably cut up to 4 layers. If your quilt has a lot of one shape, layer cutting saves a tremendous amount of time.