Its only the start of a long day, but already you have pain shooting across your shoulder and up your neck. Yet nobody else seems to be in this much pain! With a knowing smile, your colleague lets you borrow her shears. They seem the same at first same high quality stainless steel, same comfortable feel. But then you discover the secret a drop (crane) handle allows you to drop your elbow while youre cutting. Yet it doesnt compromise on maneuverability, because the mountain blade design gives you the freedom you need while point cutting. Its amazing how much impact one beautifully crafted pair of shears can have on your life.