Scissors, like any tools, are only as good as the function they perform and these DOVO scissors are exceptionally good! DOVO scissors are from and made in Solingen, Germany, and like most German-made products, they're engineered to perfection. You need look no further than Berryhill Heirlooms if you need lace and "kindergarten" lace scissors, straight or curved blade embroidery scissors. These are the best that are available and will give you years of service.