Henckels Poultry Shears feature curved, high-carbon, stainless-steel blades. The handles are made of tough polypropylene and, for storage, they lock at their butt end with a short arm that swivels into place. One blade is notched to cut through bones easily. The sturdy barrel spring between the blades ensures the blades move precisely. The blades themselves curve inward so they meet in only one place at any given position and cutting action is smooth and exact.