With an overall length of only 7-1/8 inches (181 mm), the AVsMini easily goes to work in tight or awkward spaces where full-size aviation snips are challenged. A 3/4 inch (19 mm) length of cut provides the optimum speed for confined cutting applications where this small, maneuverable snip excels. Each snip is made with forged steel jaws that contain precision-ground serrations on the lower blade, which produces a sharply defined edge for cutting accuracy and control. Soft, non-slip grip contours and an easily accessible handle opening compliment the natural power stroke of any size hand. The torsion-spring-actuated, hardened steel-core handles will not pinch or collapse and a self-opening handle latch will not catch on material or accidentally close.