You might be wondering why you would need a pair of bent shank scissors - well, let us tell you why! First of all, they allow you to snip of threads from knitting or crochet, very close to your fabric, without twisting or bending your wrist, resulting in less "oops" moments when snipping all those woven in threads. They are also fantastic for trimming pompoms! Far more comfortable than a standard pair of shears. They are meant for rug or fiber hooking - so if you do any of those, these are perfect for that.