The Heavy Duty Black Mudwire is the big brother of the Standard Green general-use wire. The handle is made with a durable polymer and is shaped to give you a good grip without having to wrap the wire around your fingers. The high grade stainless steel cable is more resistant to kinking than traditional cut-off wires. The black Mudwire is made with a heavier cable appropriate to use under heavier/larger pots and platters. Good for cutting big slabs off a block of clay.