Our General Manager, Rick Mikesell, has had his original pair of Abel Nippers for almost 7 years. Seven years of use and abuse. Seven years of cutting wire, tippet, leader, and maybe his fingernails (unconfirmed). While the finish has started to show a bit of wear, as you can see from the video below, the blades have remained sharp and consistent. It's difficult to see the difference between the new Abel Nippers and Rick's old Abels. Impressive, to say the least. The Abel Nippers, no matter the age, outperform the bargain bin nippers everytime.
Enjoy the video in HD.