Sharp like scissors
Although these are sharp cutters, there is no mechanism for the cutters to open or close. Meaning you have to use two hands to open them before and after making an actual cut (like scissors without holes for your fingers). However, for only $1.99 they are a great investment, especially if you're on a budget! They easily cut soft corals. Make sure to dry them well after each use, to help them last and to prevent rust build-up. I keep my oiled with clear non-toxic lubricating oil...