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. M-2R cuts right from tight curves to straight – green vinyl grips. M-3R cuts straight – yellow vinyl grips.