The slippers are very very sharp they can cut a lot of flowers at once and are very useful for all around the house. You can also use them to prune bushes little trees and twigs. I love to use them instead of scissors they make my life so much easier and I am very grateful to have them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a good pair of flower cutters. I feel like they will last a long time and that they won't break from heavy usage. Additionally I think that the snippers are better than the other pair that I own. The spring system works really well and it opens up after every use.