You're certainly welcome, tuckerdog1! Yadda had some great info. I don't see them too often, but they used to be a poor man's Kershaw A100. However, from what I know, thr Sheffield is a good homage to the A100. Well said, Douglas!
Welcome! Nice find. It is one of the quirkier tools out there. That is a Sheffield Crocodile! It's generally acknowledged to be a Kershaw A100 knockoff. Both are now discontinued. Not rare, but not too common. Please make me cringe. I hate missing a good deal. What was the princely sum you paid for this object d'art!
Hello Yadda,First, someone else was wondering if the pliers were straight or curved. They are straight. I'll get some pics later. They are in the bedroom and my wife is sleeping. To answer your question about cost, it was $5. No carry case though. Gotta love garage sales. I once bought a pair of binoculars, just because they seemed like decent binoculars. Paid $7. Never heard of the brand though ( Kern ), so to the internet for info. Got directed to an optical collector website. Asked about them. Got a reply right away, about how they were very difficult to make, so very few were made. The person said the last time he'd seen a pair come up for sale was on EBay about 8 years prior and they sold for $1,700. tuckerdog1
I thought they looked like the straight jaws. Not the stunning deal you got on the binoculars, but still a nice buy at 3 times the price.
So I paid 3X too much? At $5, no big loss
Let me know if you want your money back plus postage.
They seem pretty well constructed. Think I'm gonna hang onto them, at least for awhile.Thanks for the attractive offer though