Editor's note: “The tiny blade and tapered jaw make this nipper good for small fingers”
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This tapered jaw FINOX cuticle nipper by GERmanikure blends innovative design with modern high carbon stainless steel to make a cuticle nipper that will last. It is hand sharpened to a 3mm precise edge and has several design features to extend its life and reduce the frequency of resharpenings needed. The nearly frictionless beveled joint, the crush stoppers, open design, and extra hard steel all add up to a tool that is definitely not your ordinary cuticle nipper. What makes GERmanikure Cuticle Nippers the best on the market
2016 line of GERmanikure professional cuticle nippers
High Carbon Stainless Steel
Raw high carbon stainless steel (surgical steel) is imported in bulk from Sweden specifically for use in GERmanikure's FINOX line; no other steel met GERmanikure’s requirements for consistency, hardness and durability. This rustproof steel is much harder than other types which mean the blade edges stay sharp longer.
Three Jaw Shapes
The GERmanikure Pro line has three shapes to choose from: standard, tapered, and tower point. Each tip is designed for a specific purpose. Choose the standard jaw shape
for a less aggressive point and more forgiving blade angle that is well suited to a majority of nail shapes. Choose the tapered jaw shape
for a more aggressive cut and a steeper angle on the cutting edge. Tapered will more easily fit smaller, narrower, hard to reach areas. Choose the tower point jaw shape
for the most narrow blade and thinnest tip to reach areas that are impossible to reach otherwise. See GERmanikure’s full professional line.
Three Jaw Lengths
Each jaw shape is available in three different jaw lengths: 3, 5, and 7mm. 5mm is industry standard and if you don’t know what to get, this is a size well suited for a variety of nails and nail beds. The smaller 3mm jaw is good to keep on hand for occasional use on smaller hands or in tighter areas where the nail bed bends steeply into the flesh. 7mm jaw lengths have added length that means it lasts through more full re-sharpenings, so it has a nice long usable life without being unwieldy to use. This jaw length lasts the longest becaue the added material allows more full resharpenings than other lengths, but it can sometimes be difficult to use on small fingers or tiny toes. See all tapered jaw sizes.
Cutting, not pinching
Hold this cuticle nipper up to the light without squeezing and you'll see a very fine gap between the blades. This is not a defect. Every GERmanikure nipper is sharpened manually with a file (not a grinder) by Solingen artisans specifically to have a hairsbreadth gap between the blades. As pressure is gently applied, this gap disappears and it is this gap-closing action that allows the tool to cut the cuticle tissue cleanly from one side to the other, not pinch and tear.
Over crush is unavoidable on most cuticle nippers. The sharpened edges on other cuticle nippers dull themselves simply by pressing firmly against eachother with each cut. The crush-stopper handles of the GERmanikure cuticle nipper only permit the cuticle nipper to close just far enough to cut cuticle tissue and no farther. Now your blades will stay sharper, longer.
The open joint style minimizes crevices where bacteria and debris may accumulate over time. This type of joint also allows access for easy cleaning and lubrication, which helps make professional sterilization practices such as a high heat or steam autoclave more efficient.
Open these nippers even a little and it is easy to see a beveled “platform” area around the joint. This special beveled area reduces the frictionable surface area of the joint, so that wear and tear is minimal. When combined with a frictionless double spring, the movement is super smooth and will stay that way for years.
Even though this innovative cuticle nipper is crafted of the finest modern materials and designed to last for decades, it comes complete with a custom fitted leather case to protect it even further. Leather is naturally cushioning and dehumidifying. The case will prevent damage to the cutting edges when the nipper is not in use as well as help wick away any condensation that may accumulate on the cool steel.
GERmanikure believes in long tool life, healthful living, and good environmental stewardship. Each tool is handcrafted in Solingen, Germany by trained adult artisans in a factory that recycles leftover production waste and filters its wastewater. This item is guaranteed free from unethical workmanship such as forced labor or child labor.