TC Mayo Dissecting Scissors are a modification of standard Mayo scissors that provide an exceptionally hard and durable cutting edge designed to stay sharp for a significantly longer period of time than standard scissors. Mayo Scissors are a versatile instrument that can be used in multiple procedures and settings. They are available straight or curved, in a variety of lengths, and have a standard beveled blade. While the curved instrument is most commonly utilized for cutting or dissecting dense or deep tissue, and the straight version is typically used for cutting surface tissue or sutures, both may be used interchangeably depending on procedure and physician preference. Identified by the handle of two gold coated finger rings these SMS scissors are straight with smooth, blunt/blunt tips.