Made of high carbon C1080 steel for superior performance on the job and electronic coating for rust prevention. Laser heat treated cutting edges uses a knife and anvil style cutting edge to ensure perfect mating and superior cutting edge life. Improved high leverage by moving the rivet closer to the cutter means less force required for cutting. Improved XLT, Xtreme Leverage technology, uses considerably less force to cut. Useful crushing area and Channellock Blue grips for comfort.