These chrome over nickel scissors are super handy for appliqué work. The paddle-shaped blade (sometimes called a duck bill) pushes away the bottom layer of fabric for flawless, controlled cuts close to the stitching. The offset handle allows for a comfortable hand position above the work surface. A double-plated chrome finish over nickel is both handsome and durable. They are also ideal for any other situation where you want to cut up close to a second layer of fabric or lace, such as in lace-making or for making lingerie.