The Precision Trimmer Pruner is sprung to be open, so it's easy on the hands for very precise cutting and trimming. The stainless steel blade is very sharp, coming to quite a pointed tip. The sturdy metal construction is symmetrical, so it's just as easy to use for right and left handed gardeners. And it features a simple lock that keeps the blades firmly shut when not in use. It measures 15cm (6") long.