This afternoon I clipped my finger nails with a somewhat flimsy and small nail clipper. While I always hold the fear of accidentally clipping the flesh of one of the most sensitive body parts (ie. fingertips), today I got the inspiration to research and compile a list of some other designs of nail clippers. Let me share with you some interesting nail clippers.
The alleged world’s best nail clipper: Ultimate Clipper® by Klhip®. The world’s first ergonomically correct nail clipper (I’m not entirely sure about this, as anybody can claim being the first). It gives us increased control and leverage as we trim our nails. Sounds like exactly what we need, until we look at the price of RM312.
2) Zwilling Pour Homme TWINOX Slim Line Folding Fingernail Clipper.
This is one very slim clipper, merely 1/8 inch (3.175mm) thick when folded close. You can slide it anywhere, like pockets, briefcase etc., try not to slide in between your teeth though. Made of stainless steel, it’s sure one weatherproof clipper, if only the tiny size will not complicate my life for not being able to find it when I need it. You can choose to engrave your initials, in case you really lose it (I doubt anybody will be able to find you based on your initials). RM123 is still an unrealistic price for me, especially something so slim that I might lose it quickly.
3) Keiby Citom Nail Clippers with 360-Degree Rotating Head.
Can you spot the feature that highlights this nail clipper? Yes, the rotating head. It claims that the rotating head will prevent you from some awkward and embarrassing positions while trimming your claws. As usual, it is made of stainless steel, and “built to last for a lifetime” (unless you are armed with nails like Wolverine). RM43 to save you from some embarrassment or muscles injury, probably worth it. Don’t you think so?
This is a winner. How big? Big. The hybrid of scissors handle into a nail clipper, reduces the probability of fingers slippage. This would probably be the best choice for users who have unsteady grip, eg seniors. I think this can be improved by incorporating the rotating head from Keiby Citom above. RM39 probably worth as an insurance against injuries, but I would prefer other cheaper options.
5) Swiss Army Victorinox Nail Clipper with File.
When we talk about precision cutting tools, Victorinox is a brand that never gets left out of the conversation. Whether you are looking for a quality pocket knife, a piece of precision cutlery, or even a top-shelf toenail cutter, you can find something of Victorinox; a sleek and compact nail clipper is inside its arsenal. However, a price of RM78 for a simple nail clipper is a big no-no for me.
Bonus: EZ Grip Rotary Nail Clipper.
While most nail clippers are made of stainless steel and usually trying to trump the rest as “built to last forever and ever“, this one uses plastic to save weight and featuring rotating head to increase friendliness. No, this will not last forever of course.
Here is a testimony.
As I get older, squeezing a regular nail clipper with the tip of my thumb has gotten painful due to their smaller size. In addition, it is harder to maneuver them properly to get a specific little corner of a nail, etc. The EZ Grip is an excellent answer to this problem, and the fact that it rotates makes it very easy to cut exactly where you want on each nail. In addition, the bottom handle has finger grooves to keep it from slipping and the top handle is generously large so you can grip it with the bottom of your thumb instead of the tip, decreasing the pain to the thumb itself. Extremely well made, will be getting them as gifts for all of my family, even the younger ones!
And this is how to put together the plastic clip that came apart.
So I took mine apart just to see. (I’m mechanically inclined and have a lot of small hand tools and creativity.)
Doing this myself, I rubber banded the finger grip and lever-flat sides-together while pushing the tiny clothes-pin shaped part through the corresponding hole. I used a needle-nosed tweezer to hold the arms together through the hole. I used a needle-nosed vice grips to depress the blades together. Making sure to put that piece onto the clothes-pin with the tiny metal bump-side together with the tiny dimples…but realized that this all wouldn’t fit right unless I rotated the blades to the inside so the vice grip could keep the blades together while fitting the clothes pin through the second hole. (The vice grip on the end away from the blades…parallel along the length…and the rubber band removed so I could raise the level to get the blades as closed as possible, which left enough space to slip the little pin in between the clothes pin’s arms.) I then closed up the clipper slowwwlyyy to make sure it all stayed together. Success! Now I am going to superglue (just a little) the pin in place so I never have to do this again. Yikes.