I received these shears and they would not cut at all. I played with the tension and got it them to cut, but I had to hold them just right and still the tips didnt cut most of the time. I have a pair of similar shears from the scorpion set and I love them, except since they are not as hard a metal they need sharpening more often. I was hoping to get something very similar those but with the harder metal so they would hold an edge longer. My Shinobi straight shears are great. I'm guessing my guy that sharpens my stuff might have been able to get these shears working, but I wasn't willing to spend the extra money to see. Hopefully, Kenchii will refund without a hassle, but that is still in the works. And of course I'm out the shipping costs.