When you have to rip out a seam (a job no one wants to do) you should have a gorgeous tool to do the job. Seamwise™ seam rippers have a very sharp tip that easily cuts through a seam. When you're done with the job, flip it around so the sharp end is safely tucked away, out of reach. The acrylic handles come in a great variety of colors, with phenomenal iridescence and opalescence, beyond what a simple photograph can show. With so many nice colors and patterns, it's hard to choose which one to buy, either for yourself or for a gift.