The ARS Straight Bladed Fruit Pruner with an orange handle is used to harvest small fruits like apples, pears and figs or any fruit with a thick stem. The length of the blade makes it ideal for bonsai trimming and cut flowers. It's small, lightweight and stays very sharp. The purpose of the orange handle (and thank you for not making it green, ARS) is to make it hard to lose. However. I know for a fact that it can be done.