Named for the "red devil" squid of the Humboldt current and its fearsome bite, the Humboldt shears are an intimidating, yet nimble, set of forged utility shears for cutting all manner of materials. Featuring a distinctive precision spear point, the Humboldt shears are able to pierce through many materials to start an incision in the body of the target rather than cutting in from its edge. This also makes the tip more precise for careful cuts and turning tight curves.
Based off of heavy-duty shears commonly used in the roofing trade for cutting asphalt shingles, flashing, and other materials that would cause common store-bought scissors to bend apart or break, these shears are a whopping 1/4" thick at the spine for unyielding rigidity, while the ergonomic integral finger loop is generously sized to fit all four fingers for exceptional comfort when making cuts in resistant material.
A hex headed pivot bolt makes tension adjustment a breeze compared to common flathead screw construction. The high carbon steel of these shears has purposely been left un-plated so that they may develop an attractive grey patina with age and use, much like antique pairs. These are truly an heirloom set of shears you can be proud to wield. Made with pride in the USA!
Length of Cut: 4 and 1/2"
Overall Length: 11 and 1/8"
When I bought these I had a very specific use in mind, but these come in handy pretty frequently. They are very well made and super sharp. I just have to keep my wife from stealing them out of my truck toolbox… Who doesn’t need an excellent pair of shears around?!
These scissors are superb. They are sharp and tight enough to nip threads and stout enough to fight a bear with. Money well spent
Love the sheers. A quality tool for a good price. Only thing was that one of the blades had a VERY small nick in the edge in about the middle of the blade. I can feel the resistance from it even after using a very fine file to remove the burr. Other than that, they arre perfect.
These things are amazing! Super sharp and while I thought the size would be an issue, they are perfect for pretty much anything including small detail cutting! Just awesome!