KNIPEX Tools is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional pliers since 1882. KNIPEX Pliers, Cutters, Insulated Tools and other products have been the tools of choice for Professional Tradesmen and end users who are serious about their hand tools and demand industrial quality. The 9-1/2 in. High Leverage Lineman's Pliers feature a dual component grip for optimal comfort and tool control. The tether attachment point is lug welded to the handle to ensure optimal tether strength and keeps the tool close, even if dropped from a high work-area. From start to finish, KNIPEX Tools are made utilizing the highest quality materials and are German engineered to produce a tool unmatched in the industry in terms of features, comfort, design and performance.