These short blade scissors by Fiskars have a little muscle added to them to make them easier to use. The gently spring action and comfortable softgrip handles provide a refreshingly different way to cut. The spring opens the handle for you, cutting your work in half. The orange button on the handle is a safety lock that keeps the blades closed when not in use. The blade length is 1-5/8 inch long; the overall length is 8-1/2 inches.