Secateurs are probably the most used tool in the garden (well, they are in our garden). You want a pair that are, and will stay, sharp.
You'll see that our selection of secateurs, garden snips and scissors are made in Japan. They aren't stainless steel, they are high carbon, meaning they they can be sharpened to really hold an edge. Just don't leave them out in the garden too much as they will rust (but they'll also clean up nicely if you do - check out our maintenance section).
If you haven't already seen them - we do a fair few videos on Instagram @tinker_and_fix - where we compare the different secateurs and show you how to maintain them too.