GardenCut Shears have incredibly sharp carbon-steel blades that can cut 1/2 inch branches quite readily and strong pointed tips that permit snipping in very tight spaces. They are also almost indestructible. Even in our greenhouses, where they get watered regularly right along with the trees, they last for years. Bright red handles help you find them, and cushion your grip. They are great for keeping your container trees well groomed, as well as many other chores you need them for.