The construction of these scissors is ideal for a hand-pushed light-use scissor but is not intended to be struck with a mallet. They are very useful for cleaning the corners of dove tails or mortises or just anywhere you need to fit in a hard-to-reach place that your normal scissors don't fit. This is a set of three carpentry scissors in one sixteenth inch (1/16) an eighth inch (1/8). And a quarter of an inch (1/4). The total length of these scissors is 10.The length of the blade of the handle iron at the scissor edge is 5 1/2. The handles are 4 1/2 long and the base of the handle measures 1 1/4 rounds at its widest point of reduction to 5/8 to the iron. The blades of these scissors were hand forged from recycled coil spring steel in my coil forge and floor and deposited to the desired sizes, then processed heat to hold an edge well. The handles have copper irons and were hand-turned from locally harvested cherry wood that was air-dried or seasoned for four years, then given a poly coat to help protect and help stabilize the wood.