@kalfaz zooming in on the picture showing the scissors in action makes it look like there is a bit bias for righties. The thing being cut tends to push the blades apart, turning a pair of scissors into very awkward pair of knives. The thumb and finger placement in the picture looks like it is applying force to keep the blades rubbing against each other.
It might be more awkward to hold the scissors in the left hand and apply pressure to keep the blades scissoring.
@hamjudo@kalfaz They’re not that easy to use, especially if you have larger fingers & thumbs. Tight fit and the leverage to really cut things is not very good. But very sharp, and they work good for trimming baking parchment, cutting up cooked chicken or string cheese, or taking off the tip of your finger …
@mediocre@RedOak@TimW@unixrab@Yoda_Daenerys I never noticed the “v” symbol. And I don’t have one even though I am signed-up, but, now I see, I am signed-up on that wine site that’s related. And a “membership” gives you the free ship on all the related sites. But I guess I’m not officially “in the club” for meh. That’s OK because if I could pick one club, it would be “wine I didn’t need,” not "useless household and electronic items I didn’t need.
@mediocre@pmarin@RedOak@TimW@unixrab@Yoda_Daenerys You have the little heart shield @pmarin. That indicates the newer “membership” club. It’s essentially the same thing as the older “VMP” (very mediocre person) club. Either way, your money is very welcome across ALL the mediocre corp. properties!
Passing because I have decent knives, but forgot I did cause they’re new and went to dry one with the cheapest paper towels ever made in existence, giving myself a nice deep cut that will likely mirror the one i gave myself from a mandaline a decade ago. Super fun day lemme tell you, bleeds like a mofo the second the bandaid gets changed, cause applying pressure without cutting off circulation was too hard for me the first time.
@mcanavino Ill have to look into them if I go out later today cause already slept on it, hoping the worst will have passed. The only upside is I dropped the same knife earlier and was smart enough to step away and not try and catch it which probably saved me from something much worse.
I bought these last time (at more than twice the price!) and they’re actually pretty decent knives. The scissor thing is not horribly useful, except for soft stuff. If you use it for anything crispy, like carrots or celery, it shoots the pieces all over the place. And they’re not very strong, you won’t be spatchcocking anything with them. But good knives, and, hey, for $10 I’ll probably get a second set.
My snobbiest knives are Henckels Pro S. I reach for these Fiskars just as often for everyday tasks when I’m getting work done rather than trying to impress someone. The guards/sheaves are odd but workable and save a couple of block slots. The shears/snips/scissors are not as useful as common kitchen scissors. I find them handy for snipping green beans and chopping cilantro/parsley and so forth. As another post commented bits fly all over the place. I use them left handed just fine. I bought more sets for “just because” gifts.
I’ve got a number of ok knifes and one really good one. Seems the good one is always in the dishwasher, missing, or stuck in a block of stone whenever I need it so hopefully these will be good backups.
@MooseWizard dishwasher detergent is very caustic to be able to dissolve food without scrubbing. The edge of a sharp knife is a delicate exposed piece of steel that is going to get the worst of that. It will deteriorate the sharp edge causing your good sharp knife to get dull faster.
@djslack@MooseWizard It also has abrasives in it. Not unlike a sand blaster with water. Just do the blades a favor and hand wash them. There are Kevlar gloves available so you can wash them without fear of losing a finger. I have to keep all sharp objects away from my wife…has nothing at all to do with my being an A-Hole…she gets cut just by looking at a sharp knife…
In for a set. Although I have various high-end Wüsthof & Sabatier knives (and a great Victorinox Fibrox bread knife [$40]), these will replace some everyday ones we leave out on the cutting board for casual use. I’m retiring an old chef’s knife that a girlfriend from the '80s had used on the family boat in the '60s. Good steel, but it looks like hell and the handle is disintegrating. The Fiskars seem to be well-liked on Amazon, but I’ll probably give the shears to my Laotian neighbor who grows her own herbs…