These sturdy, single-blade shears are ideal for cutting soft materials such as leather, rubber and wood. Shears operate like scissors, with blades that smoothly bypass one another as they cut, but have a more robust construction ideal for cutting metal sheet. Straight-blade shears are perfect for cutting fine, straight lines. Comfortable squeeze action makes these shears effective and easy to use; a coiled return spring keeps the shears’ jaws open until the handles are squeezed closed. A simple loop catch at the end of the handles holds the shears closed for safe storage or transport.