It's not a full size tool but the Micra doesn't have a spring. There may be nothing wrong with the Bear & Son Gardener or Shears but I just have this thing with those exposed springs. They remind me of those cheap Chinese MT's you see for $10. I saw one at Bass Pro Shops yesterday and they were calling it a Tackle Box Tool or Fishing Tool, something along those lines. They are cheap junk.
I think I know the one you are talking about, and it is indeed crap.
But happily, the Bear models are anything but. If you need a big solid set of shears, they won't let you down.
Oh, and the Micra does indeed have springs.
They are the cleverest ones ever, (little levers that push off the backsprings) but springs nonetheless. They're just not exposed like the Bear spring is.
Too bad there are no bigger models, like a Juice-sized scissor tool, that use the Micra style spring method.
Wouldn't that be cool?