Let me start by saying that I did see the youtube video showing that the sciXors were sub-par, but I really like the form factor so much that I broke down and ordered a pair. I found a dealer in Ireland on Ebay selling them for about $11.00 and free shipping, so I bought sciXors. After, I found that unique titanium had them for $7.95 and free shipping. When they arrived in about 6 days, I opend the package and began testing the sciXors. The video on youtube is spot on. These are the worst pair of scissors I have ever used. Other than regular paper, these will not easily cut anything else. After watching the video, I though, well, paracord would be a little hard for a small pair of scissors to cut. I'm sure th sciXors are more useful that the video shows. They are not! I could not even get them to cut a loose thread from my shirt. I really wanted these to be better than they actually are. I like the form factor, I like the way the keyring attached to them, and I thought sure, they won't work as well as full sized scissors, but they will be great for EDC. However, as neat as they look, save your money. Yes, they can be had for under $10.00, but I can think of a lot better uses for $10.00 than on the True Utility sciXors.