These surgical style scissors are available in two different configurations. They are different blade end options including Blunt/Sharp and Sharp/Sharp. This does not refer to the sharpness and cutting ability of the scissors' blades but rather the shape at the end of the blade. This is either rounded to create a "blunt" blade or shaped into a point to make a "sharp" blade. Having a pair of scissors with a rounded blade end on one side can allow you to make cuts in smaller or awkward places that using Sharp/Sharp scissors would not be possible without causing another incision by accident.