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Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors, Black

4.4 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews
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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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Color: Black

Messermeister, featuring premier German cutlery, has roots in both Germany and Australia. Today, Messermeister operates as a U.S. company that strives to provide the highest quality of cutlery and culinary tools to both food-service professionals and home. We are committed to designing new and innovative products and sourcing the world to find the very best quality at the right price for the market. Messermeister products are all fully warranted for the life of the user against defects in materials and workmanship. Messermeister 8-inch take-apart utility scissors are rated number 1 by several gourmet magazines. Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid oener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter. It separates for hygenic cleaning and is dishwasher safe. Use the shears for opening packages, clipping herbs, dicing bacon, skinning chicken, trimming artichokes and much more. These shears are made with durable stainless steel, have a tension tightening rivet and are for right or left handed use.

Product Information

Color:Black
Product Dimensions 11.2 x 4.6 x 0.8 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Messermeister
ASIN B000VS6CAS
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number DN-2070
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #12,340 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#34 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Shears
Date first available at Amazon.com August 23, 2005

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Color: Black
I'm sure there are more uses for kitchen shears than butterflying or hacking a whole chicken into parts, but none will test it's strength and ability more than that task. All our poultry comes whole and I use these on anything that I'm not roasting in tact whole. They are great. The only reservation I have is that since they very easily cut through even the biggest chicken bones, they are certainly sharp and sturdy enough to slice through my hands with ease too. So, work very carefully, especially when using wet raw meat. and don't use these for common tasks such as cutting twine and paper, since they are more likely to cut you the more often you use them. Find a cheaper, not so sharp item for those other tasks.
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UPDATE: Downgrading my original review for two reasons. First, these scissors come apart way too easily... I have hardly ever used them without them separating when I don't want them to. Over time this feature has become quite irritating. Second, the metal handles under the black finger guards are not solid all the way around; there's a gap in the middle that you can't see in the picture. As a result if you are cutting something difficult (chicken being an excellent example) the finger guards will bow inward and you'll lose a lot of your cutting power. So, I still think they are good as kitchen scissors (and that's how they are advertised after all) but not as a miracle tool.

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.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I could not decide between these and the Wustoff, but chose these. They are strong and sharp and very well constructed, but the two little tags by the handles are sharp and unless you are very careful you get cut by them. I understand their (the tangs) purpose, but for me they are just a bit dangerous and would have preferred a smoother handle area.

Edited review
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.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I bought one of these from a knife shop about 4 years ago and loved them so much I regretted not getting another pair before the shop went out of business. So having found the same model (DN-2070) on Amazon I ordered 2 pairs.

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.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
These shears are really made in China even though you get the feeling they are supposed to be German, when I had first received them and looked closely, I had noticed spots of rust here and there as well as dings in the edge of the blades.

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.
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
These are excellent take-apart kitchen shears.

Pros:
+ 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 :)

Cons:
- Handle opening may be too slightly too small for those with larger hands.

Other notes:
* 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.
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