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    Posted 3 years ago

    Rustfarm
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    The neighbor brought these over today for me to identify. The plier type tool is very well made and has a gun blue finish. There are no makers markings anywhere on this. Very high quality and possibly German. The other looks like a brad driver. It is only marked Made in USA. What do we think?

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Looks a lot like tools we used when I worked in an optical lab as a kid, but can't positively ID them.
    2. frisco frisco, 3 years ago
      Rust, you always seem to come up with some very interesting "what is it's", and the bottom tool is no exception. I think we can agree it is a combo tool, one part duck bill pliers, and one part side cutters. If you look close, you can see the divots in the blades where wire appears to have been cut. I also agree it has a made in Germany look to it. My first thought was for use on solid state electronics circuit boards., and I did find a close look alike labeled a Russian radio repair tool. But I found many more that looked alike as well, EXCEPT, All had a rounded off cutting blade, verses your flat anvil looking cutting blade bottom. Do you have any other info. on it? I'm thinking this was an in house made production tool, or was branded with a stick on label that wore off, since you find no markings. Love it, and I'm still looking!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Frisco, I'm impressed. My guess also, would be German or Suisse. Other countries just rarely seem to reach this quality. Thinking back to my optical job days, I think I may have the scissor/plier thing figured out. Many prescription lens had a grove cut in the under-edge of the lens where a fishing line was used to pull the lens up against the open bottom frame. The hemostat type pliers pulled the filiment tight & the cutter part cut it off real close. Is that clear ?
    4. frisco frisco, 3 years ago
      BB2,That makes sense, and may be the answer to the riddle! Where would one search for an example of it? Eyeglasses construction? I will give that a shot.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      I have no idea Frisco ! It would certainly be the ideal tool for that, but have no idea where to look. I meant previously to say, the fishing line was used to pull the lens up against the top part of the frame. No joke ! Fishing line is used & works well.
    6. frisco frisco, 3 years ago
      I know nylon line is used, as I have had mine pop out, and had to put them back in the glass groove. How was/is the line attached to the metal uppers after installed with tension?
    7. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 3 years ago
      Thanks for all of the loves , comments and thoughts. I'm sure we are getting closer to the answer. The lack of serrations on the tips tell me the tool maker didn't want any markings on whatever was being worked on and the incredible knurling on the handle was for a superior non slip grip. I know if I were making tools of this caliber, I certainly would be proud enough to put my brand on it.
    8. frisco frisco, 3 years ago
      I have found that a few companies used a sticker ID tag, that always wore off of course. Now you may have something on the handle knurl pattern! Can you show a better picture of it? I know of at least 2 companies that had distinctive knurl handle design patterns, that were like a trademark all in itself.
    9. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2k7hKvaW0

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