All purpose scissors are easy to use. Squeeze then relax the hand as the handles spring open for the next cut. Scissors are operated with the whole hand, not just the fingers, making them ideal for persons with thumb injuries or decreased hand strength. Precision ground stainless steel blades measure 89mm (3 ") long. Dishwasher safe. Total length is 222mm (8 "). Can be used with left or right hand.