The Wiss 605 5″ filament cutters or filament snips were manufactured by Wiss in Statesboro, Georgia, USA. These 5″ filament snips have straight 3/4″ blades that are designed to cut electrical wire filaments of approximately 30 to 40 guage. They will cut soft metal foils such as copper and silver up to 25 guage. The coil spring handles open blades after each cut. They are hot drop forged solid steel with commercial finish blades and black handles.