Have you ever wondered about Snips? Snips have been around for years and there are many different types of Snips. Those familiar with workshops will recognise Tin Snips, or those working with heavy metal manufacturing will work with Aviation Snips. Tullen has been well known for Snips for years. Many schools in New Zealand had the child friendly versions in the 70's and 80's.
Here's an example from the 1970's. Useful for little fingers to grip and with the spring made cutting easy.