These Micro Blade Pruners have straight, stainless steel blades to prevent rusting and are easy to sterilize. The handles have comfortable rubberized sides that improve grip. Overall length is about 6 5/8”. The pruning shear tips are narrow, so they fit into dense foliage without damaging plants. These shears are commonly used for plant pruning, cutting flowers for display, deadheading dying blooms, cutting culinary herbs and thinning plant leaves or stems.