Got these about 5 years ago, but kept wondering why my nippers were getting so hard to use on my last couple trims (4-5 week schedule, 2 horses), no amount of WD40 could save them. Because I went and finally checked my orders and learned they were from 2017 and it's definitely time for a new pair. I don't baby my tools, I literally THROW THEM ACROSS THE BARN like a baseball. I honestly don't even think I've ever sharpened these myself either. Well, maybe once last summer. I'm pathetically weak with baby hands, it literally takes me hours to trim my own horses. I'm by no means a professional trimmer and just do my own horses because nobody can come to my area in the boonies on an actual schedule. These nippers really have seen a huge, used and abused lifespan for what they are. Guess it's time for a new pair and to hang these old boys up. That said, I probably won't get another pair because I've had my eye on a real nice premium priced pair for a while now. But these were honestly good enough and they are definitely affordable enough to take a beating.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]