While you certainly don’t need to spend this much to get great snips, slices, and cuts, I couldn’t write this list without including one of my favorite shears. This pair from Shun is a choice, no doubt about it. The blades are made from high-carbon, molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel––a signature of the Japanese brand’s products––for ultimate strength and durability. They fully separate for easy cleaning. They’re also customizable—an interlocking screw lets you adjust the blade tension to suit your preferences.