According to our Fiskars engineers, FiberComp® is an advanced composite of fiberglass in a thermoset polymer matrix. The rest of us just call it amazing, because FiberComp® performs like no material we've ever encountered. It weighs next to nothing, yet ounce for ounce is many times stronger that steel. It can be molded into virtually any shape, allowing us to create ergonomic designs of unprecedented comfort and efficiency. Unlike metal, FiberComp® is entirely immune to rust and offers superb shock-absorbing characteristics. Plus, the naturally slip-resistant surface and low cold conductivity make it ideal for outdoor work in the most inclement conditions. All these qualities make FiberComp® the material of choice for peak performance and maximum comfort in our very finest garden tools. But don't take our word for it using is believing!