Merit Spencer (Littauer) Stitch Scissors, Sklar®. Straight, Smooth, Stainless Steel. Merit™ Spencer Stitch Scissors are primarily used for suture removal. These scissors have a small hook shaped tip on one blade that slides under sutures to slightly lift them before cutting for removal. This hook also holds the suture so it does not slip off the blade of the scissors prior to cutting. They are most commonly available in lengths of 3-1/2" and 4-1/2" and therefore typically have smaller, more delicate tips that are used for removing smaller sutures. They should not be used for cutting tissue. Merit™ instruments are Sklar’s office-grade line of products and most commonly utilized for routine and in-office minor procedures. These cost effective, high quality instruments are crafted from Pakistan steel and come with a 10 year guarantee. Merit™ instruments deliver an economical solution for physicians and practices that require quality, durable instruments. This product is straight with smooth, blunt/blunt tips and a length of 4-1/2 inches.