Quality pruner designed for green/newer growth as bypass action gives a clean precise cut. Plastic ergonomically designed handles. High quality carbon steel blades with non stick coated provide superior performance. A central catch at the rear is suitable for both left & right handed users. Wilkinson Sword has a long tradition of high quality affordable garden & cutting tools, and beacuse of that these tools come with a full 10 year guarantee against faulty material and workmanship, so you can use them in the knowledge that you have purchased a quality tool designed for a long life in the garden.