This is a pair of scissors purchased for use trimming hair, my wife us ally cuts our entire families hair with the exception of her own( and she has done that occasionally). When I picked these up for her I noticed they seemed a little expensive compared to even much larger"office" type scissors. The scissors are made extremely well in comparison to all the other scissor I compared to. The only thing I found even close in quality was for a different purpose and much, much more expensive. The Goodys Precision Scissors are very sharp and have great alignment. My wife stated that the size made them perfect for working with hair. The silicone like grips are very comfortable even in my large arthritic hands. I would recommend these to anyone seeking a personal trimming type scissor. They cut smooth and straight with no pulling or snagging. The stainless steel blades are very easy to clean up and keep clean. I can't really add any "downside" to this product as I have found none as of yet.