Sheep shear straight, Hot-drop forged, self-sharpening, heat-treated carbon steel blades, soft squeeze action for user comfort, cutting length 155 mm (6.1 in).These high quality tools are a 'garden essential' for any keen gardener. Use them to easily trim box , yew and any other type of plant that requires a light trim. They are particularly good for topiary work, so if you like to trim your evergreen shrubs into interesting shapes then this is the tool for you. They are also great for harvesting lettuce and giving certain flowering plants a light trim after the flowers have finished. For example Heather and Lavender benefit from a light trim with sheep shears. They are also good for dead heading plants and believe it or not,some gardeners even use them to trim the lawn!