Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors, Black
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- 8-Inch take-apart shear rated number 1 by several gourmet magazines; stainless steel construction
- Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid oener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter
- Separates for hygenic cleaning and is dishwasher safe
- Offset style provides a different cutting angle
- Right or left handed use
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Original review, for reference:
I just bought my third pair of these which will be intended primarily for office use. But how can you go wrong when you get all this functionality for the price of a pair of regular scissors? My first pair was purchased because of a recommendation in Cook's Illustrated, then I bought a second pair for my daughter who is left handed. My son-in-law had a trip to the emergency room as a result of too aggressive hand washing... as the other reviewer said, these puppies are SHARP.
Only potential complaint is that they come apart sometimes when you don't really want them to. But that's ok... it's nice to be about to do a good scrubbing after the scissors have been used on chicken or other nasty bits.
While the new ones appear just as sharp as the old one, I noticed the finish was poorer. There were more file marks and the contouring of the metal lacked the smoothness of the original. The new ones are made in China whereas the old one was made in Korea, and this has apparently resulted in the loss of some quality (albeit perhaps at keeping the cost down).
On the plus side, the shears are perfectly sharp and they take-apart for cleaning just as well as before.
It's been over a year and these are just not worth the money. They still cut through bags adn such but I never use them for cutting poultry and barely for herbs.
They fall apart TOO easily. I understand the idea of taking apart especially for cleaning, but these fall apart taking them out of the knife block.
Best bet, choose some other brand. I'm going to.
I compared these side by side to the Wusthof shears I bought at the same time which are a similar price.
Wusthof seems to be better material as it had no rust on arrival or after use as well no dings on the edges.
Wusthof had great cutting power behind it but Messermeister was easier to maneuver.
Messermeister was not as sharp as the Wusthoff, running my finger along the blades of both caused the skin to be slighty cut by the Wusthoff, it is very sharp out of the box.
These open farther more easily than the Wusthof but causes it to fall apart alot.
Overall, I prefer the Wusthoff but for some tasks where you need to get in tricky spots, these are better.
+ Blade is extremely sharp, and after 1 month of dressing lamb, chicken and pork, the edges are still very sharp.
+ The blades come apart for easy washing and sharpening. No more worries about raw chicken juices in the hinge area, or fancy springs from rusting.
+ The come-apart blade can be used as an edge as well as a scraping knife.
+ The blade and grip are full-tang, meaning they are one entire piece of metal. This enables direct transfer of
+ The rubberized grip handle helps with slipping when dealing with foods such as raw chicken and fish.
+ The screwdriver tip can also be used as a lever.
+ Jar gripper has slightly rounded teeth to firmly yet safely hold screw tops for opening without shaving dangerous bits of metal off.
+ Bottle opener is the perfect size, not too thick and not too thin.
+ Adjustable rivet enables custom tension adjustment.
+ Adjustable rivet is completely removable, providing easy access for oiling, tension adjustment and maintenance. Tightening this rivet after lots of use will help keep the 2 blades together if it loosens.
+ These scissors are dishwasher safe.
+ Easy-open packaging.
+ Available in many colors for easy ID and to co-ordinate with your kitchen :)
- Handle opening may be too slightly too small for those with larger hands.
* Handle opening is approximately 2 4/8" long and 1" at the widest and longest points.
* Actual cutting edge of each blade is 2 3/4" (7cm)
Overall highly recommended as an easy care, all purpose shear. I have a German-made Messermeister come-apart poultry shear from 20 years ago and it is still as good as the day I bought it. This shear is made in China, but the quality and workmanship is comparable. I can see this lasting as long as my German-made shear.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They are sharp! They come apart easily for cleaning...just fantastic in my kitchen, I don't know why I waited so long to buy a pair.Published 14 days ago by mary
Sharp scissors that will cut through anything! And easy to clean since they come apart!Published 1 month ago by Cajun Connoisseur
Spatchcocked my chicken with these - slip them apart and into the dishwasher!!Published 2 months ago by Hal Risser
Difficult to use features other than scissors. Even as scissors they come apart easily. I was sad, as I was looking forward to a nifty multiuse gadget.Published 2 months ago by Hannah French
good and well designed kitchen scissors but doubt full about steel quality as the steel near the handle was not finished properly and is staining near the unfinished areaPublished 2 months ago by rajashekar
Bought a set about 7 years ago and have been happy ever since. We just bought a pair as a gift for a friend. They are super sharp. They disassemble to make cleaning easier. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bruce
Comes apart a little too easily for my taste, but it cuts well. Fits my hand comfortably.Published 3 months ago by Tiffanylee Tschann