We got these shears from my parents-in-law. They love gardening so much. My hubby loves gardening too, while I'm not into it much. We've never had shears before, so this tool is very much helpful when working in the garden. The brand indicates that it's made by GMD (though it's almost invisible since it's a small writing piece). It says it is made from stainless steel and made in Japan (not so sure if it's a true Japan-made lol.. :p). The handle is made from strong plastic, and it is green, the favorite color of my hubby and his family. The shears are about 40 - 45 cm long, and with this length this comes very useful. The shape is a bit bended in the middle, and I think this is made so to ease the cutting / trimming work. Ever since my hubby first received it around four years ago, he has mostly used these shears once every five days or once a week. As you can see, this tool has been so rusty during those four years of use. But the truth is, my hubby seems to love it because it is still sharp for cutting / trimming though it has been used for four years. Well, as for me, I don't use it much often, since I'm just helping him out sometimes when gardening. Overall, this is a great product, and my hubby is thinking to buy one when he's ready to replace it with the new one.