Tungsten Carbide Mayo-Stille Dissecting Scissors feature tungsten carbide inserts that are permanently bonded to the scissor blade. This provides an exceptionally hard and durable cutting edge and increases the overall life the instrument. Mayo-Stille Dissecting Scissors have blunt tips and are available curved or straight. The edges are rounded which permits deeper dissection of tough tissue. SMS scissors are differentiated from other scissors by the handle of two gold coated finger rings. This product is straight with smooth, blunt/blunt tips. Tungsten Carbide known as TC is up to five times harder than stainless steel. Scissors blades with TC inserts on the cutting edges last much longer than stainless steel blades. Tungsten Carbide is good for cutting cartilage or for many repeated cuts such as in necropsy studies. Tungsten Carbide Scissors provide an exceptionally hard and durable cutting edge designed to stay sharp for a significantly longer period of time than standard scissors. We make sure the permanent bonding of the tungsten carbide inserts to the blade of the scissors which maximizes control and precision as well.