I bought a pair of the Scorpion 8 inch straight shears almost a year ago and those bad boys have been dropped, kicked, slid, etc. without so much as a scratch. They’re still as sharp as they were when I bought them, so naturally, when I decided it was time to upgrade my shears, I knew right off that I was not buying any other brand. I absolutely love, love, love my Love Set! They’re an excellent weight, beautifully balanced and sharp as hell!