No. I’ve have others where the bristles are so dense they bent when inserting shears. This one does not and it’s super easy to clean. As a hairdresser for over twenty five years I absolutely recommend this product
It can hold quite a few. 6-8, if they're small. But at some point it becomes unstable.
As a dog groomer, my scissors are too long , 8", for this to work very well. Others have cautioned that it ruins the tips of the scissors. So now its a desk accessory for pens.