These all-purpose, double-blade shears are preferred for lighter, more precise trimming… think snipping herbs, fruits & vegetables, flowers and deadheading. The blades are made of high carbon steel that will hold an edge for a long time, but please wipe clean and dry after use to prevent rust. The blades are also long and slim, ideal for working in tight spaces. The shears can cut stems up to 1/4” diameter. Made in Japan.