The high-carbon SK-5 bypass-blade system offers almost a full inch of capacity, and the upper blade is titanium nitride coated (giving it that “gold” color) to preserve unusual sharpness and deliver effortless pruning. The handle is corrosion – and sap-resistant brushed aluminum, with an anodized black finish. Comfortable in the hand during those longer pruning sessions. It has a smooth-action opening spring and an easy toggle blade lock. One handle is slightly longer than the other, giving our pruner more cutting torque as well as a flowing, elegant look. From blade tip to handle end the Steel Garden Pruner is 9" long. You’ll be glad to have it at the ready this spring.