These quality Dovo Cuticle Scissors are 3-3/8″ long and have thin curved gold-plated blades with fine tips. The gold plating is decorative. These cuticle scissors have a flat pattern and nickel-plated handles. The cuticle scissor measures 3-3/8″ in total length, or possibly 3-7/16″. The blades measure 3/4″ from the screw to the tip of the blades, and the cutting edge (from the “notch” where the tips get flatter and thinner) measures 5/8″. Imported directly from Solingen, Germany.
These scissors have a closed shank, which is the length of the handles between the joint and the rings. This is an indicator of a higher quality scissor, because it takes precision and detailed handwork to make the shank fit smoothly together. Made in Solingen, Germany.
These cuticle scissors are stainless steel, so they will not rust in moist conditions and can be sterilized. However, they might be more properly termed “stain resistant,” since they could possibly stain under greatly adverse conditions. The stains are not rust, and will not affect their quality performance.
Compared to a nail scissors, these cuticle scissors are smaller and more delicate, with a tiny screw that may loosen and even break if the scissors are used to cut fingernails. Nail scissors are sturdy, with a larger, stronger screw and shank.
These cuticle scissors are forged by Dovo in Solingen, Germany. Forging makes the metal harder so the scissors stay sharp longer. Inexpensive cuticle scissors are made from soft metal that will not hold an edge.
These quality cuticle scissors have a screw and are adjustable, and can be fine-tuned when that becomes necessary. Inexpensive cuticle scissors are often riveted, and cannot be adjusted.