One thing about me is that I have been known to abandon my tools in the garden as I rush off to do something else, leaving them at the mercy of the elements. My secateurs are made from a special stainless steel, making them outstanding for cutting as well as being rust-free. They are smaller than the usual secateurs so fit perfectly in my hand, pocket and even my handbag.
A simple brass lock keeps the blades safely closed when not in use. 20cm long