Mine looks like that too. I am sure that is the most recent. The photos showing the smaller plier head are from prototypes and are not production models. One way to tell that is by looking at the corkscrew adapter. If the photo has a circle it is not a production model. If it has a squiggly triangle to connect the corkscrew, it is a production model. I have said this before. I spoke with a current dealer and this plier head is the current model being shipped to dealers.
Very nice Melvin And congrats, those with the cap crimper are not seen very often.
Swiss Tool Black plier heads with Blasting Cap Crimper
I just received a brand new silver SwissTool that looks as the one below with one more change - there is no shield embossed on the pliers head anymore. The pliers head is blank (although nicely machined) on both sides. Standard SwissTool, sheep foot serrated blade as the one in the pic. Very nicely built otherwise, no blade/tools play (usually associated with the SwissTools), thight and smooth at the same time.Quote from: wave180 on May 01, 2013, 01:02:29 AM
This might clarify some things. This is my brand new Swiss Tool, no more red paint, plier head is the same as the 05 version with a cross and shield stamp. Also, this is the regular Swiss Tool with sheep foot style serrated blade.
I can't compare them anymore because I sent the two RTs with smooth plier heads and no logo to Thunderpants this afternoon, but I just noticed in the photo that the one with the logo on the plier head looks a little wider and less slim than the other two. I wish I could compare them still, but like I said, it's too late for that.(Image removed from quote.)
Just added this info to the Encyclopedia. Scroll down to the bottom of the SwissTool page HERE and click on Dunc's plier head picture.Bob