Forged from chrome vanadium steel for greater durability and strength. Precision-machined and laser-hardened blades strengthen cutters and provide consistent performance. Effectively cuts most hardened wire, ACSR, bolts, screws and nails. Through-hardened steel for longer life. Dual cutting edges for optimum cutting performance. Exceeds ASME/ANSI specifications. Rugged riveted construction for smooth precise action. Dipped grip only double layered vinyl handles for comfort and slip resistance. Reduced handle size allows for easy storage of tools in pouches and tool bags.