I gave these to a friend who is a very seasoned florist (who has owned several shops) and garden club member. In her own words "I was so impressed with these garden tools, the quality, way they contour to your hand is impeccable. They are so nice I will have to update my will to put these as a seperate item by themselves because they are truly heirloom quality". Yes, they are expensive but so worth the quality that you are getting. Wish everything was still made this well.