The 18410 Thread Snip Scissors are 4 1/2" long. They are hot forged steel with precision ground blades and straight points that are designed to last. They are fully double-plated chrome over nickel. Their Ball-Bearing construction provide a quick spring action return and are equipped with a thumb rest. Thread Snips are used for clipping threads or other light cutting operations. The blades can be re-sharpened.