Pros: Blade Sharpness
These are intended to be used as trauma shears. For that, they're great. A lot of EMS supply houses sell varying brands of shears, most averaging $12-$16 for the good ones. This simple $10 pair outperforms almost all of them. The stainless steel construction is nice and sturdy, but not heavy. The blades are titanium bonded, as mentioned. I've found them ideal for most EMT uses. snipping through jeans, cutting through leather jackets, removing bandages, and even cutting through zippers and denim that's been doubled-over and then stitched (think the bottom of jean pant legs). The bottom "arm" is blunted and folded to the side so you can slip it under clothes without injuring your patient. It works fine. The serrated portion does a good job of holding the material you're cutting, even slick tubing. I haven't noticed any loosening of the pivot, but if it does loosen, you can just peen it back with a hammer and small punch. I haven't noticed any corrosion, even around salt water, but I wipe mine down after use. The grip is nice. Most trauma shears have hard plastic handles, which can really irritate your hands when cutting through denim constantly. The soft rubber-ish material of these Clauss shears is more forgiving on your fingers. These snips haven't bent or deformed in any use, but I'm not cutting hard metal with them either. Don't abuse them, and you'll be satisfied.