I have never seen scissors as elegant as these, they feel exquisitely balanced in the hand and with such fine, smooth action - truly, a tool for life, a rarity these days! From Whiteley & Sons, Sheffield, UK, manufacturing scissors since 1760, they're razor sharp and precisely made for paper.
They are hot forged with Xylan (PTFE) coated blades, which resists corrosion and facilitates easier cleaning; thereby extending the working life. The extra long blades enable continuous straight cutting that are best used on paper and is foil stamped with: William Whiteley 332. Sheffield England.
Occasionally oil the blades with fine machine oil and wipe with a soft cloth. Definitely do not use these in the garden or in preparing food.