This product was recommended to me by a landscaper who relocated his winter-soaked Felco pruners and holster the following spring. He dried both, cleaned the rust and sharpened the pruners for the next job. The cone-shape conforms to the shape of the pruners over time, storing the pruners open in the case, for immediate use. I lock the pruners closed only at the end of every job. Although the fit is not snug enough to prevent inverted dropout from the case, snagging branches rarely dislodge the pruners, even in heavy cover. The cone can be tightened by water-dampening the empty case, & applying weight to flatten the cone until it dries.