The Radius line of tools is made so they're NOT peculiar looking...they're fairly normal looking tools. But they ARE ergonomic. The design of the grips on these tools maximize power & comfort while minimizing hand and wrist stress. The handles are a little 'fatter' than conventional handles which means you don't have to squeeze the tool to hold it, and the curved grip matches the curve of the palm of your hand. The blades are an aluminum/magnesium alloy, which is very lightweight, and very strong.