Have several "kitchen shears", but never used them when preparing meats. Used the kitchen aide shears the first day I received it to debone chicken thighs. It was so easy and a lot safer than using a knife. Washed easily, and had no rust coloring after drying. Then I used them for cutting off excess fat from a bone-in pork butt. Used the shears to cut away pork from bone..easy. Love these shears and rest of family knows it is mine and to be used only for cooking. They can use the others for opening packages !