Bonsai Pruning Shear / Heavy Duty Pruning Shears. Has a 1 3/4" cutting area. Great for trimming or pruning Bonsai trees. These heavy duty shears are light weight and extremely sharp. They can also be used in the garden for pruning all types of live and dead branches up to 3/4" in diameter. They are especially prized by professional gardeners because they are uniquely designed to open in a wide "U" shape to direct the branch deep into the critical leverage point for greater cutting power with minimal effort. This is only one in a superb series of gardening tools. Their design reflects the long-heralded artistry of Japanese gardens. These are tools of professional quality. Designed to fit comfortably in the hand. With a durable, double tempered, high carbon steel blade. And a handle that is steel reinforced from top to bottom. Backed by Japanese technology. Made in Japan.