These pretty and practical folding scissors come in a half-moon shaped zipper case made of sturdy canvas, that tucks neatly into your project bag. When the scissors are folded, the blades retract into the shanks, which in turn telescope into the ringhandles, where the cutting edges remain protected and inaccessible until they are unfolded. To open them again, just pull the handles outward, then bring them together. Scissors measure 10cm / 4" from handle to tip when fully deployed, and 8.25 cm / 3 ¼" when folded. Suitable for needlework of all kinds.