New Abel Line Nipper - Built to Last Forever...

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Posted by Ben Mintz on 2011-08-25 17:35:38

August 23, 2011


Abel Automatics, Inc
165 Aviador Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-8789

For Information, Contact:

Jeff Patterson, Director of Sales
(805) 484-8789


CAMARILLO, Calif. – An innovative anglers’ nipper, remarkably guaranteed to last and cut forever, has been developed by Abel Reels. The precision machined aircraft grade aluminum leader nipper has replaceable jaws – similar to Abel’s award-winning pliers – made from a superior grade stainless steel.
“These modern nippers are total departure from traditional line cutters which are usually just an adaptation of old fashioned nail clippers . . . just the kind of creative, 21st Century thinking anglers expect from Abel,” said Don R. Swanson, president.
Tests were done on line weights from 7X fly-fishing tippet material to 100-pound test mono. Shop tests indicate the nippers are good for thousands of cuts of monofilament line and tippet material
The nipper comes with a two year limited warrantee on the replaceable jaws.
The Abel Nipper is 1-3/4 inches long, 3/4-inch wide, tapering to 1/2-inch wide at the jaws. It weighs seven-tenths (0.7) of an ounce. A bodkin-style needle used to clean hook eyes is integrated into the jaws.
“The critical cutting edge jaw is Crucible CPM S35VN, an American-made and developed premium grade stainless steel created especially for knives. It is powder-made steel with a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties. The steel is heat treated and hardened to a Rockwell factor of 58-60. As a blade material, it offers excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities,” said Swanson.
Abel Nippers are designed to be attached to an available Abel parachute cord Nylon lanyard, any retractable spring-loaded device or clipped to a fishing vest.
The Abel Nipper is priced at $50 in black and solid colors, with hand-painted fish graphic versions at $100.

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