Forged from chrome vanadium steel for greater durability and strength. Effectively cuts both solid and stranded copper wire. Serrated jaws and hardened cutting edges for optimum cutting and gripping performance. Through-hardened steel for longer life. Exceeds ASME/ANSI specifications. Rugged riveted construction for smooth precise action. Double layered vinyl handles for comfort and slip resistance. Reduced handle size allows for easy storage of tools in pouches and tool bags.