These tiny scissors, just over 2″ long, were originally designed for miniature embroidery according to the manufacturer. With blades about an inch long, the finger holes take up about half the length. This disproportion gave rise to the “little monster” nickname, the name by which they are known.
I heard about these on a website (I don’t remember where) that praised them for having large finger holes. Because I had heard about how lovely Sajou scissors are, I decided that these might be a pair I could actually use comfortably.
Please note, this is not a claim made by Sajou but by someone else using the product.
It turned out that the scissors were a real disappointment in many ways. First off the finger holes are not large, in fact they are slightly smaller than the standard holes on some of my scissors. If you like or need larger holes, you will find these scissors to be binding and uncomfortable.
Second, these scissors are very small. I know there are many tiny scissors out there. The ones I have used most successfully are those that work by squeezing from the outside, not like scissors. The small size of the blades made them awkward to use for anything more than cutting off a length of thread. You can’t use the scissors for tasks such as cutting through a skein of thread.
While it’s designed to work in small spaces, I found the disproportion between the blades and finger holes made it difficult to maneuver The scissors even to cut off thread ends.
Although Sanjou scissors are renowned for their quality and are expensive, I would avoid the Little monster.