For those of us who are guilty of using our good pruners for odd jobs that we shouldn't, here are sturdy all-purpose scissors that will endure abuse in the garden, kitchen and workshop. The solid 1 1/2" long stainless-steel blades have micro serrations to prevent slippage during cutting, and a wire cutter for cutting thin wire, such as ties and electrical wire. Compact at 5 1/2" long, they tuck easily into a pocket.

The comfortably shaped polypropylene handles have rubber grips that don't slip when wet. Appropriate for both right- and left-handed use.