An all around shear for hedges, shrubs, and topiary. SK steel blades are sharp (!) and hold their edge even with a little abuse. The white oak handles are a manageable length with a subtle bulge halfway down that guide the hands for a balanced and ergonomic position. Keep these blades clean and strong with Niwaki's Crean Mate (rust and sap eraser), sharpening stone, and camellia oil.