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Very uncomfortable handles
on January 9, 2010
I am an average-sized male (5'10") and the handles are very uncomfortable - they are too small and poorly configured. Yes, I realize that they want this usable by both right- and left-handed people, but I have used other ambidextrous scissors that are much better.
Details: I can fit only two fingers comfortably inside the handles. If I use my index and middle fingers, the extremely poor fit of the other handle to the thumb is not just uncomfortable, but severely limits how far I can open the blades and how much cutting force I can generate with a natural motion.
What I have settled on is having the middle and ring fingers inside the handle. It seems _very_ strange having the index finger in front of the handle, but it allows adequate motion of the blades and allows me to generate enough force to cut medium chicken bones.
With this grip, my little finger does not quite fit inside the handle, but having it outside puts too much space between it and the ring finger and thus feels "unnatural". However, this doesn't impede the use of the scissors.
I find myself using a knife when scissors were probably the better choice. But for opening jars/bottles, I do find myself using them in preference to my other tools.