Precision- one-hand shearing action. High-leverage design for exceptional cutting capability. Through-hardened (not case-hardened) for longer-lasting cutting surfaces. Perfect for working in confined spaces. Custom- US-made tool steel. Cable-gripping shear-type jaws. Can be carried in most tool pouches. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Beveled jaw tips provide proper mating and shearing action- which protects leading jaw edges.