These initially caught our attention because of their unusual handles. When we started using them we were blown away with the feel. They are fantastic - smooth, smooth, smooth.
Because the maker designed them primarily for kitchen use, the halves easily come apart for cleaning. They are perfect for cutting chives as well as any herb. Cutting edges are 3". They open and close as smooth as silk - from beginning to end. This is a beautiful tool for any home. Absolutely elegant. Made in Japan.