Abel pliers and knife

Abel pliers and knife

Machined from high-tensile-strength aluminum, Abel pliers come in two sizes and are equipped with replaceable stainless-steel jaw insets. The smaller, #2 plier, shown here, weighs only 2.9 ounces. It's paired in a high-grade leather sheath with Abel's liner-lock knife, which has a 27.8-inch blade of ATS-34 steel. They're invaluable for any kind of fishing, and beautiful machinery to boot. About $285 with the #2 pliers, $295 with the #4 saltwater pliers; % 805-484-8789. www.abelreels.com