KNIPEX Tools is the worlds largest manufacturer of professional pliers since 1882. KNIPEX Pliers, Cutters, Insulated Tools and other products have been the tools of choice for Professional Tradesmen and end users who are serious about their hand tools and demand industrial quality. KNIPEX Tools are made from start to finish utilizing the highest quality materials. Based in Germany, KNIPEX Tools are German engineered to produce a tool unmatched in the industry in terms of features, comfort, design and performance. KNIPEX Bolt Cutters offer high cutting performance with minimum effort due to optimum co-ordination of the cutting edge angle, transmission ratio and ergonomic handle shape. Cut through prestressing steel and tempered steel wire up to a hardness of 48 HRC and are extremely hard wearing. The long service life results from the use of high performance Chrome Vanadium steel for the blades. Special attention was also paid to the forged joint for premium performance.