At first glance, the A3 looks like just another smaller-bladed pruning shear. However, it is in use that you discover the benefits of its advanced engineering. The size is at first attractive to those with smaller hands, yet this is a very desirable tool for anyone. The axis of the cut allows the blades to open for 'normal' sized branch cuts, and the cutting blade pulls back as it closes, holding the branch in place and increasing the efficiency and cleanness of the cut. Users who first test the A3 are always surprised by the smooth action and light effort. Great for pruning in tight spaces, harvesting, and anyone who appreciates advanced design. Like all Vesco pruners, the hot-forged, tempered (HRC58), high-carbon blades are both stronger and lighter than what is possible using standard manufacturing methods.