These are great scissors! They are the exact same coating and make as the official kinesio tape scissors. I bought these for a kinesio tape certification course. During the course I was given the official brand scissors for being a lab demonstration. When compared the scissors were made by the same company had the same angles and coating. The only difference was one said Kinesio the other said 3B. Both scissors cut the same and both sharp as can be. The function the exact same. I did recieve a sheath with my kinesio scissors that I wish 3B offered but that would not prevent me from buying the 3B again as they were much cheaper for purchase than the kinesio scissors.