The blades are made of alloy tool steel that is very flexible. The blades are sharp and durable that cut small branches easily. The aluminum alloy tube handles are light and solid. It is a good basic tool for your garden collections. Tension adjustable knob for the blades. Non-stick coated blades and the aluminum handles are rust resistant and easy to clean. Nylon buffers in between the handles reduce tensions on your hands and arms during cutting motions. TPR handle grips are gentle on your hands.