The micro-serrated blades are robust and can grasp food firmly. You will be surprised how lightly and smoothly you can cut through meat embedded with bones and shellfish. There are two other parts on the scissors that can be used to cut through bones and to use as a nutcracker. First, the half-moon shaped cavity on the blade is useful to grasp food firmly and cut it through. The cavities are located on both blades so that food can be grasped firmly. Next, the nutcracker located between the handles can catch bones and shellfish securely with the thick part of the blade and break them down.