Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Here are some photos of a pair of upcoming 10" heavy duty utility shears we're having produced. USA-made, with unique precision tips to assist in piercing to start a cut in the middle of a piece of material, yet with beefy blades measuring 1/4" at the spine at their base, and an oversized lower ring you can easily fit all four fingers inside. The sample shown here is hard nickel plated, but we'll be having the production version made in bare high carbon steel. I first had the notion for these back in 2012, and it's very exciting to finally be making progress on the project.