I may be biased since I'm Chinese but I love the scissors because of how sharp they are and comfortable to hold. Growing up I've only see undecorated, stainless steel ones and those are a little... boring. I love the slightly worn look of these. They aren't real copper though, just painted copper with a weathered look. They do have a nice weight and are pointy enough to get into small corners and tight spaces. The only downside to the design is the two little swirls by the blades are really pointy. The pointy bits at the bottom of the handles don't poke but the upper ones do. But anyway, these should be for adult use only, not for kids or careless teens. I'm even considering buying a backup pair since I use these for everything.