KAI brand shears for me. General use in the kitchen. They have been great. Very sharp, easy to use, easy to disassemble, clean and reassemble. Inexpensive.no denying, you all are knife people thru and thru.
what about the very humble scissor? i use these daily. i grabbed them from my MIL when she moved to Taipei. it is my understanding that they are also Taiwanese. could be wrong. they are super sharp and really nimble. chives dont stand a chance. i use them to cut dates for my morning oatmeal. so much easier than using a knife.
i have a pair of more robust serrated shears that i use for chicken and fish fins. but these are my daily drivers.
very inexpensive..super good in my opinion.
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KAI Group makes SHUN blades, Kershaw, etc.