Aluminium anvil garden pruner: aluminum handles won't rust and the coated blade resists rust, extending the life of this tool. this anvil pruner has a single straight cutting blade to close down on the flat edge or anvil. this is much like when you cut on a cutting board. the textured anvil surface holds the branch in place to help you complete the cut. this anvil pruner is great for cutting tough, dead wood.textured blue rubber type handle surface provides a solid grip. easy locking close.