This is a great all rounder having been at the top of our budget priced pruner for a very long time. It has an aluminium body and a precision ground blade. The handle profile is slim enough for most hands. The high carbon steel blade is easily sharpened and can be adjusted to the finest tension for ultimate performance, it is coated for clean cutting and rust resistance. There is a tensioning system and a locking plate to prevent loosening in use. Replaceable parts available. AN AWARD WINNER.