The Japanese made Mont Blanc Root Cutter saves your saws and pruners. When you need to cut roots to transplant or release or destroy roots of a tough shrub, tree or perennial you need something that goes right to the root and through the soil. I love good tools that do the job. This root pruner/cutter is short bladed, pointed and sharply serrated to get the job done fast. Using your pruning saw or pruners can be really damaging to those tools. This little tool goes right to the source.