Ugh, I really dislike giving products such low ratings but I feel as though buyers should be warned as to the low quality of this product. The nippers don't nip: literally they don't cut through 5X tippet. The pliers work but the quality is extremely poor and have "Pakistan" big and bold on the hinge. I purchased the gold handled gift pack and the pliers looked as though they were dipped into the gold at an angle and the excess was shaken off.... To sum it up; I would recommend looking elsewhere for these necessities. Good thing Backcountry.com is awesome and I can return this item! Hope this helps!! Happy Fishing!