These are my favorite embroidery scissors. They break all of the normal rules for embroidery snips, mostly because they aren't ACTUALLY meant for embroidery. I bought them a couple of summers ago while we were on vacation. They were part of a 3-piece beard-trimming kit at CVS. I have an irrational attachment to them for a lot of reasons. They may break all the rules, but they are perfect for me. 💗 ✂️ I tell you all of this as a set-up for a question that makes almost no sense unless you know how much I love these scissors... 😂 They've developed a couple of dull spots on the blade. 💔 Google tells me I can sharpen them but cutting through some folded up aluminum foil, but I haven't worked up the nerve to try it yet. Anyone ever tried it?