Friday, 23 September 2016

Uncle Bill's Sliver Gripper Tweezers Review

Key Info
- Tempered stainless steel. 
- Keyring attachment/point protector. 
- Precision points. 
- Made in the USA. 

The Uncle Bill's Sliver Gripper Tweezers are a very handy tool. I personally favour them over other Tweezers due to their keyring attachment/point protector which makes them to carry without losing them and stops the sharp point of the tweezers from making a hole in whatever you've put them in. It also protects the tweezer tips themselves from damage. 

These tweezers certainly live up to their name in terms of function, and are an excellent tool for splinter removal, partly due to the sharp tip, but also due to their stiffness, meaning you can get a very firm grip on the offending object without the tweezers 'collapsing', such as in the case of Swiss Army Knife Tweezers. I am also told, though I have never used them myself for this purpose, that they are well-suited for  tick removal, making them a good choice for a first aid kit. Ones other thing I find them very useful for is manipulating small components which would otherwise be difficult to handle, and so they make a good addition to a precision tool kit. 

I have three pairs of these tweezers in various places and all of them have been great. They're a very simple design - constructed from bent stainless steel - but the tips are sharp and perfectly aligned, and the spring action is firm on all of them. The tempered stainless construction should mean that corrosion or permanent deformation of the tweezers isn't a problem under normal use. I'm not sure whether it would be a good idea to use a flame to sterilise them for first aid use though, as this might affect the temper and make them soft or brittle. 


There's not a great deal more one can say about a pair of tweezers, however what I would say is that if you're after an all round pair of tweezers, maybe for a first aid kit or just as an EDC tool, then the convenient design and quality construction of the Sliver Gripper makes them the perfect choice in my opinion. (Available at 

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