Any recommendations for a hand pruning saw with a long slender blade for getting into low, dense, prickly shrubs, like barberry?
I'm looking for one with a narrower-width blade than those I see in the stores that are meant for thicker branches.
For your purposes I would recommend the Husqvarna 12" pruning saw Model: 5440802-04
It has a very comfortable handle and the long blade will help you squeeze into those hard to reach places.
Here is a link that might be useful: Husqvarna Pruning Saw