Shears (approx. 30 cm long) which consist of one piece of hardened steel bent into a U shape, or two to three pieces of steel that are riveted. The triangular blades rub together when the shears are squeezed or left open.
Sheep shears are used to cut sheep short and also for the further processing of wool (see also dog's and sheep trimmers).
Sheep shears can also be used to cut grass borders (see also grass shears).
See also the Japanese model of the embroiderie scissors. [MOT]