Custom US-made tool steel. . Induction hardened cutting knives for long life. . Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. . Short jaws and beveled cutting edges permit close cutting of wire. . Plastic-dipped handles for comfort and ease of identification. Angled head design for easy work in confined spaces. Hooked handle for improved grip. High-leverage design. Rivet is closer to the cutting edge for 36% greater cutting power than other plier designs..