The Messermeister 8.1/2" Take-Apart Utility Shears are similar to the 8" Take-Apart Utility Scissor, except for the offset opening, making these suitable for only right-handed users. are rated #1 by several gourmet magazines. A few of the functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid opener & gripper, bottle opener and bone & twig cutter. Ideal for opening food packaging, clipping herbs, dicing bacon, skinning chicken, trimming artichokes and much more! They separate for hygienic cleaning, and are dishwasher safe. These are #1 rated by several gourmet magazines and will quickly become your favorite pair of scissors!