Snips have 1-3/8″ blade length and are 9-3/4″ overall length. Blades are made of molybdenum steel, have compound actions and a safety latch. Handles are of high tensile strength alloy steel. Cuts up to 18 gauge. M-1R cuts left from tight curves to straight – red vinyl grips. Available in left/straight cut, right/straight cut, and straight cut.