In some homes, scissors are one of the single items people can never find when they need them. This is why it’s worth thinking about how you plan to use multipurpose shears, and all the places you should keep a pair before you buy. Look for a set that is lightweight, but sharp, with a hunge that’s firm but smooth to operate. You’ll also want to examine the union of the blade and handle and remember a full tang (the metal extends into the handle) is much stronger than a partial tang (the metal ends where the handle begins). Before you spring for a few sets, here are three things to consider when it comes to multipurpose shear form, function, and craftsmanship.