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Shears are a tool used for obtaining Wool, Ferns, Tall grass, mushrooms (from a Mooshroom), Leaves, Vines, Cobwebs, and Nether Sprouts.

Usage

Despite being made out of iron, smelting shears in a Furnace/Blast Furnace will not result in Iron Nuggets.

Shears are the most efficient to acquire wool from a sheep. By using the shears via right-click, the player can acquire 1 to 3 wool blocks. The same sheep can be sheared again after it eats from a Grass Block to regenerate its wool.

Shearing a Mooshroom drops five mushrooms of the same color and turns it into a normal cow.

Shearing a Pumpkin yields some pumpkin seeds and creates a carved pumpkin.

Shearing a Snow Golem removes its pumpkin head.

Shearing either a beehive or bee nest at honey level 5 drops 3 honeycombs. This does not break the hive or nest.

Shears can receive four enchantments in Java Edition: Efficiency, Unbreaking, Mending, and Curse of Vanishing. In Bedrock Edition, Silk Touch can be added as well as the other four enchantments.

Crafting

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Trivia

  • If shears are used on an activated Dispenser, and a sheep is near to it, the dispenser containing the shears will shear the sheep.
  • Even though it's made of iron, the grip has some leather in it.
  • Arguably, shears are sort of a "hidden gem" in Minecraft. Not something most people think about, but can be very valuable: especially if you have a shepherd villager to trade with.
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