They're comfortable, feel correct, have a good alignment and I could get mine in black/black combo. Simple but potent. I used to be an EMT and these are just the type I used to carry. They cut paper and cardboard great, I'm sure they can cut quarters but not something I want to try. Each time you cut a coin you really put any shears to the limits. They cut through cloth great to treat injuries and can be easily sterilized/cleaned. I like that they're bonded titanium but to me, the hinge is more important. These shears have a nice pivot.