This Pruning Shear is made of drop forged steel and is heat-treated for maximum strength. It has been professionally machined and adjusted for smooth pruning as well as being machine ground and polished. The sharpened cutting blades ensure a cutting capacity of up to a 1″ green branch. It has a heavy-duty spring that is loaded to ensure smooth cutting action. It has an 8″ Overall Length and the handles are red, vinyl-coated.