This 5-1/2″ Dovo Nail Nipper has curved cutting edges, lap joint, barrel spring, locking bar, and is nickel-plated with a patterned finish on the handles. The barrel spring, also called a “valute” spring, is very durable and has a smooth action. The locking bar keeps the nail nippers closed. Imported directly from Solingen, Germany.
This nail nipper has a lap joint. One blade is laid on top of the other blade, similar to scissors.
As in all quality nippers, the cutting edges of this nipper first meet at the very tip, leaving a wedge-like gap between the edges. When stronger pressure is applied, the edges close and cut in a rocking fashion like a knife on a cutting board. Cutting a small piece of nail at a time with the points of the nail nipper is easier on the nipper and the nail.
These nippers are forged by Dovo in Solingen, Germany. Forging makes the metal harder so the nippers will stay sharp longer.