Kai Scissor 4 1/4 IN. Professional Scissor best applique scissors. I love these scissors! The Kai 7100, 4 1/4 in. scissor is ideal for tasks that require a small but powerful cutting tool. The blade is made of a high-carbon stainless steel that ensures a sharp cut, all-the-way to the tip. It also features large handles made of "Elastomer" soft plastic, which are designed for better leverage and ease of handling while cutting.