The Vintage Forged Bypass Pruner from Pinebush Home & Garden is a well-engineered, sturdy, and absolutely essential piece of garden tech. Its construction is simple, but heavy duty, forged steel in two pieces and joined by a pin for stability and a spring for keeping the blade open. This tool is ideal for cutting live stems, and leaving a clean cut. The handles have good spread so the blade has an extra large cutting capacity. In fact, this tool is so sturdy and reliable that it comes with a manufacturer's lifetime warranty — if it breaks, they'll replace it.