Established in 1730, Burgon & Ball has been manufacturing in Sheffield for more than 280 years. During this time Burgon & Ball has produced some of the best cutting tools and sheep shears in the world. Burgon & Ball produces all of their tools with high-carbon steel which is then treated to provide optimum hardness for the specific tool. This process results in quality tools that cut not just months but years after purchase. Burgon & Ball has grown to become the world's largest sheep shear manufacturer. The company is also a leader in garden tools and accessories, and the development of innovative new products in the garden and sheep shearing industries. With the company's 280 year history, they have grown to be universally respected by the world's farmers and shepherds, and even offer a five year no-quibble guarantee for any manufacturing defects.