OK, you're probably thinking "what is a hemostat clamp and why do I need it?" Yes, it is used in the medical industry, but these things are great when you need an extra pair of fingers to hold something. For example, if you've ever done quill wrapping on rawhide strips, you know what a pain it is to prevent your quillwork from unravelling if you need to put your project down in the middle of a strip. These clamps will fix you right up! Although they look like scissors, they actually lock together when you sqeeze them shut. They won't open up until you release them.