These are fantastic! They are easy to use so that your hands do not tire out (a problem I had prior to using these) and stay very sharp for quite a long time. I prefer to do all of my own landscaping, gardening and plant care, so I needed something that would last me a long time while not hurting my hands with frequent use. I also wanted to make sure my pruning cuts would be clean, so as not to damage my more delicate plants, which requires a pretty sharp edge. Highly recommend them!