The high-carbon bypass-blade system, which has as a flowing, elegant look, offers almost a full inch of capacity, and the upper blade is titanium nitride coated (giving it that “gold” color) to preserve unusual sharpness. The handle is corrosion and sap-resistant brushed aluminum, with an anodized finish. Comfortable in the hand during those longer pruning sessions. One handle is slightly longer than the other, giving you more cutting torque. From blade tip to handle end this Pruner is 9" long. This item was an immediate customer favorite when we recently introduced it. So popular, we added a second color, a lovely shade of purple, to go with the original black. And we’ve added an Optional Leather Sheath, so that you always have it at your side as you move about the yard.