Fiskars scissors have always been my favorite for student use (and personal use). However, a couple years ago I purchased a class set of scissors & it has changed my perspective of the brand. Handles have broken off, blades seem bent & dulled on some, screws have come out, the handles are not comfortable & seem small for many of my students(and remember..I teach K-4..the little ones!). It really makes me said when a company has a good product...but then to save money they "change" some things to save money. Sometimes saving money is not the most important thing. I would pay extra for a product that would last me years and years. And I had nothing but Fiskars for 8 yrs (they started to rust so that is why I bought new)...and they were wonderful. Now..after only a couple years...I'm ready to pitch these. BOOOOOO!!! Quality still matters to this art teacher. I will save my money to buy good things for my students....they are worth it!