A few months ago we moved out into the country and with the house we moved into we gained four and a half acres of land. With this land came A LOT of shrubs, bushes and trees. I went through several different pairs of shears before stumbling across these Corona forged shears. I had never heard of the brand, but the fact that they were forged appealed to both me and my husband. So I went ahead and bought a set. They have paid for themselves in spades so far. They are lightweight which means that I have no trouble using them myself, that way the husband doesn't have to do all the work himself. They are easy to clean, I don't know if its just me- but I always get messy when trimming trees, shrubs and bushes. They also have some of the most comfortable grips of any yard tool I have ever used. They were a good deal when I found them, and I have since looked into buying more yard care products from the same company. This pair of shears are the best I have used and I am very glad I found them, I would for sure reccomend them.