These pliers are absolutely the best available at this price or even several dollars more. Made for students, craft people, or anyone who needs usable pliers and cutters at reasonable prices. Patterned after our German series for comfort and durability, this series features PVC grips, double leaf springs, box joint construction, and brush finish in the popular 4 1/2" pattern. Inexpensive, but the best buy anywhere in this price range. Made in India.