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Dimitris Koutsipetsidis - Brass Band Nippers 3

Band nippers are used to adjust the leather tightly around the spine bands when covering the binding. An essential tool for every bookbinder.

Introducing Brass Band nippers II
The Brass Band Nippers offered by Dimitri’s Bookbinding corner have found home in binderies located in over a dozen different countries around the world and have received much praise for their design and functionality by professional binders and bookbinding enthusiasts alike.

Not stopping there and in my effort to provide the bookbinding community with useful and long lasting tools I have redesigned the brass band nippers and their manufacturing methods using feedback, personal experience and the aspects that made them popular to offer you an improved version.

The current version can be used for bands up to 13mm thickness.

Made by hand & machine
Each Brass Band Nipper is made entirely by hand and finished to produce smooth jaw edges suitable for fine bookbinding work. However, introducing precision machinery in various stages of the production process has resulted in more even and smooth surfaces and -most importantly- better function.

Solid Brass
As with the previous version the tool is made from solid brass, a timeless metal used in many bookbinding tools. Brass doesn’t rust and won’t stain your book spine.

The tool now has an additional 20% of mass compared to its predecessor. Made to last, it will accompany you for a life-time.

Practical design
A simple and efficient spring at the top facilitates use by spring-back action.

PRICE – 145 euros

How do I order?
Just sent me an email at koutsipetsidis@gmail.com or leave a comment here.
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Karen Hanmer
“These are the best band nippers I have used. The handles are shorter than on other nippers I have used. They fit well into my medium-sized hands, and give me better leverage so do not require as much strength. The angle and finish on the jaws are just right. Crisp but not sharp, smooth but not slippery.”

Sue Durrant
These band nippers are superb. The tension on the spring is perfect – it keeps them aligned so as you move between bands they easily maintain the correct jaw opening. The softness of the brass jaw is so much kinder on the leather (the steel ones available from most larger suppliers can, in my experience, cut and damage the leather). I would not hesitate to recommend these to any bookbinder wanting the finest tools. A tool made by a bookbinder for bookbinders. Thank you.

Elizabeth McHugh
These are awesome. Super smooth, easy to handle. I’m very happy with these. Well worth the money.