I've tried many, many pruners over the past 30 years of gardening. This is by far the best out there. I highly recommend it.
I used Felco pruners happily for years working on large shrubs and small trees but most of my work is smaller now so I want a less bulky cutting tool. I've been using Okatsune shears for a few years now and I'm very happy with the quality. They'll take on a big branch, too.
I bought these hand shears for my wife who has small hands and some joint pain. She has tried many different types and brands in the pass with most of them being too big for her hands or just hard to use. It's January so she hasn't used them outside yet, but she said they fit her hand well and the spring tension was not overwhelming. I couldn't let the lack of vegetation deter my curiosity about how sharp Japanese shears could be, so I did the paper test. Holding one handle like a knife, the beveled edge slices right through paper just like those Ginsu knife infomercials. We're looking forward to trying them outside and we'll post an update of how well they fared against our raspberry crop.