In a nutshell

These left-handed secateurs are a BBC Gardener’ World Magazine Best Buy winner. Well designed, they have an easy safety catch and strong blades, replacement parts are available and they come with a 10-year warranty.

What we tested

  • Handling
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Cutting
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Maintenance
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Easy safety catch
  • Replacement parts available
  • Comfortable
  • Long warranty


  • Struggle with large cuts
  • Best for bigger hands

What are the Burgon and Ball RHS Left Handed Bypass secateurs like to use?

These reverse-design secateurs are for left-handed gardeners and work really well. They have a high-carbon steel blade, which feels strong and cuts well. The 25mm cutting diameter means they can easily tackle most pruning jobs, and have a large safety catch that engages smoothly and easily. Their ergonomic handles have bright orange plastic grips so there should be no need to go hunting through piles of prunings for these. They’re easy to sharpen and look after and should last a long time.

Are the Burgon and Ball RHS Left Handed Bypass secateurs good value for money?

With replacement parts available, such as blades and springs and a 10-year warranty these are excellent value for money.

Who are the Burgon and Ball RHS Left Handed Bypass secateurs most useful for?

Ideal for all left-handed gardeners with general pruning jobs around the garden.

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Product Specifications

BrandBurgon & Ball
NameBurgon and Ball Left handed Bypass secateurs-RHS Endorsed
ModelLeft handed Bypass RHS Endorsed
Secateur typeBypass
Secateur handle typeLeft handed
Hand orientationLeft-handed
Maximum cut diameter25mm
Blade materialCarbon steel
Blade removableYes
Non-stick coating on bladeNo
Wire-cutting notchNo
Safety catchYes