Let me be clear - you should not be doing much cuticle clipping. That way leads obsession, blood, and infection. But, for the odd hangnail or paper cut, the rough edge of skin at the end of your finger that you need to get rid, these are the best. I've owned them for years and they've retained their spring and are just as sharp as the day I purchased them. The grip is not too wide and the point is very easy to maneuver and quite precise. They are stainless steel, so they are easy to sanitize.