I interviewed some outstanding vegetable gardeners last summer. They have 56 raised beds and donate much of what they grow to local food banks. I wnted to know if they had a favorite tool...this is it...Good for harvesting vegetables, cutting herbs, bonsai and topiary. Sharp carbon steel blades and flexible handles. Works for right and left handers. Japanese made...just chosen as one of Martha Stewart Living's "arsenal of tools" for gardening.