The #7230-M is a premium KAI shear made from high quality Japanese steel. It’s a right hand multipurpose shear with steel throughout the handles. The soft Santoprene insert cushions your hands. They are made from high quality A-8 High Carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness rating of approximately 60 – one of the hardest and smoothest available. These shears are modified to cut Kevlar, Dyneema, Spectra, Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Fire Resistant Fabrics. They are lightweight and stronger than most metal shears and have thicker blades for heavy duty cutting. The 7230-M has an overall length of 9” with a cut length of 3 ¾”.