In our opinion, there are none that are better. The premium Pruner is 8" long and is made using the finest forged steel and precisely ground by the in France maker (a medium-sized family company that markets primarily in Europe) for smooth, fast cutting. The real leather grips indicate the measure of respect that the maker insists be given his work. A belt-loop leather real holster is also available to keep the tool at the ready by your side.
The smaller 6" Bypass Trimming Pruner is made from the same materials but the smaller size of the cutting jaws dictates that limited cutting capacity and are therefore not as elaborately ground as are the Premium Pruners. Nor do they need to be as the virtue of this smaller size is its maneuverability and its ability to work in tight spaces during close trimming. It's a very popular tool for these reasons. This Pruner also has a real leather holster but it has to be carried in the pocket as there is no loop for a belt to be threaded through.