These forged carbon steel fine-pruners can be used in the garden, kitchen, office or studio. Chinese craftsmen originally created these as "bonsai scissors" hundreds of years ago. Thanks to their simple yet useful symmetrical design, they can be used by both right & left handed craftspeople. Although they were traditionally known for pruning small shrubs, we have found they are useful for nearly every task, including cutting weed cloth, harvesting herbs & flowers, & cutting twine. A useful & thoughtful gift for Gardeners.