北の国から 3 I have more than 20 nippers from various manufacturers including Knipex, Tronex, 3 Peaks, and so on. This is by far the worst nipper I have bought. For 4,000 yen, I expected the workmanship would be near perfect. However, what I received was not much better than any cheap nippers.You can see in the picture that the hinge is not flat when opened and there are large burrs left untouched. Furthermore, the cutting edge is not that sharp either. The first thing I do when testing nipper is trying to cut a sheet of paper. This way, I would know the cutting edge is sharp enough. That was not easy with this Victor nipper. You may say this is a strong nipper and I am not supposed to cut something like thin paper but I have no problem cutting a sheet of paper with 3peaks NP-150 or Knipex 73 72 180 which are also strong nippers.This was my first purchase of a Victor product and certainly will be my last. They should concentrate on the fundamental value instead of polishing the surface to the mirror finish.