Constructed of solid steel with rubber-cushioned handles, these pruners offer excellent cutting ability -- at HALF the price of other Felcos®! 7¼ inches long, they weigh a full 7½ ounces and are designed for a lifetime of hard use. I have one pair from 1993 that I certainly don't pamper (in fact, I can't remember the last time I had the blades sharpened), and it's my reliable garden favorite. If you've never used a Felco® before, welcome home. They're the best.