High-leverage design for exceptional cutting capability. Precision, one-hand shearing action. Cable-gripping shear-type jaws. Perfect for working in confined spaces. Can be carried in most tool pouches. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Beveled jaw tips provide proper mating and shearing action, which protects leading jaw edges. Through-hardened (not case-hardened) for longer-lasting cutting surfaces. Custom, US-made tool steel.