Made in England, Manley's Super Fishing Pliers are spring-loaded, teflon-coated, and 6.5 inches long… and cost only $42.95. What I like most about these pliers (compared with many far-more-expensive models) is the parallel jaws. They're great for clamping down on heavy lines and wires, among other things. The cutter is more than adequate for any lines or wires I work with, and it's set flush with the edge of the pliers, so you get really close clips on knots. As far as maintenance, over the past few years, all I've had to do is rinse the pliers in freshwater after a full day in the salt, and lightly oil them every now and then, which make them work like new.