Swanstrom pliers are made in the USA. Recommended highly by wire and chain expert, Anne Mitchell. These pliers are made of forged and machine-hardened high-carbon, high-chrome alloy steel for the most durable pliers you can buy. Ergonomic with Soft Touch(tm) handles which are extra long to distribute pressure across the hand, relieving the carpal tunnel pocket in the palm. A good investment in tools and in your hands!