These shears ship easy, exact cuts whatever the foliage you prune. Get rid of crushing and “chewed” cuts. Blades are product of scorching hammer-forged “Izumo Yasuki Metal”, which is utilized in Japanese swords – giving them most sharpness and reducing energy. Tempered to a 60 on the Rockwell scale. 7 5/8″ blade; 30″ total, with bumpers.