I've tried way too many brands of tweezers and these are some of the better ones, even at only three stars. They have a decent grip, but not the best (they have trouble with shorter hairs). They're sharp but not too sharp (some I've tried are so sharp they scratch the skin). These tweezers are somewhat stiff and are surprisingly tiring to use (although I guess they give your fingers a workout). I've used worse tweezers, but I'm going to keep looking for better.