Cut back stems and branches up to 1" (2.5 cm) thick between corrosion-resistant forged steel blades. Unique step-lock also secures a ¼" (6-mm) opening and locks blades closed. Pre-oiled blades cut smoothly, and the plated spring re-opens them quickly after each cut. Rubber shock absorber between handles cushions impact to your hands. Use the specialty notch to cut wire. The sap groove keeps sap away from blades so they don’t stick. 8¼" (21 cm) overall length; 2" (5-cm) blades.