Our 8˝ Professional Grade Pruning Shears are loaded with features you want to increase gardening efficiency. The spring loaded blades are angled in relation to the handles to create an easier cutting action and reduce user fatigue. For safety's sake, a catch is provided to lock the blades in the closed position. These Pruning Shears are widely preferred by professional gardeners. The cutting blade is forge welded from inlaid high carbon "white" steel. The master blacksmith then carefully tempers each blade for increased edge life, and hones it to a razor edge. Maximum cut is 1¼˝. Blade length is 2˝ and overall length is 7˝. Each pruning shear comes nicely boxed.