Knowing these scissors were Fiskars, I immediately though they would be great. I was given these scissors as part of a present, and would deffinately not buy them again. I don't have a cover for them and they are really quite sharp. They are great for fussy cutting due to the fine point, but I find the locking clip moves up and down while I'm cutting and sometimes locks the scissors while I'm using them. Also after using them for only 3 weeks they are already needing an oil? They don't want to open up fully (without help) which can slow down cutting time. The way you grip these scissors can be a little tricky to get used to, but the spring deffinately helps with hand-fatigue when doing a big cutting job.