These wick scissors are for use for wicks that have already been burned and need trimmed. Many people try to use these to cut fresh wicks, they are not for this type of trimming. Use a good quality scissor or pet nail trimmers also work well. This functional scissor will keep your candle's wick neatly trimmed before each burn, aiding in the reduction of soot and smoke that may occur when a charred wick is left too long. The cutting process captures the excess wick for easy discarding. Roughly 7.25 inches (18.4cm) at its lengthiest. Does not come in a box, platic wrapped only.