This is one of the best pruners I have ever used. I threw away several older rusty pairs. I do love anything Black and Decker makes. I also have lopers by Black and Decker.
These have a nice, comfortable feel in my hand and easily cut the small limbs and bushes that I used them for. Keep in mind that these are not intended to cut large limbs or heavy brush
The only thing that bothered me is they have a small hook that closes when stored to keep the blades shut (Safety). This kept latching while I was working and a little annoying to have to keep opening these. Otherwise very good and I prefer they erred on safety rather than convenience.
From day 1, solid steel, will last a long time, cuts clean.