Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Glass Houses and all that...but, still....

After grabbing the mail on the way to the car yesterday, my wife was flipping through the new Field and Stream, when she made a strange noise, and then she asked me, 'So...what is the most you would ever pay for a pair of pliers?'

Like it matters, I asked her is she was talking about regular or needle nose, and she just huffed and said to pick which ever I thought was more expensive, so I think I just said something like $15(which is probably more than I would be willing to spend for one paid of pliers). 

She seemed to consider this for a minute, and then asked me why someone would pay $280 for a pair of these Hatch Nomad Pliers.

I almost ran our car off the road when she mentioned that number.

Folks...I am a hunter, and there are times I have spent more money than I needed to on an item of dubious purpose...either paying too much for something I did need, or buying something I just plain didn't need.  It's how we keep the economy moving as outdoorsmen. 

But, still...$280 dollars?!?!??!?!  For a pair of pliers? 

Holy Cow...and I don't even see how they would fillet your fish for you! 


  1. That's a C-channel, not an I-beam.

    But HEY- it's got a bottle opener!

    I'll stick with my Huskey Lineman's pliers.

  2. And I thought that Klein's were expensive, Klein's are worth it though.

  3. You want good pliers? Look for Hu Friedy on ebay. Made for surgeons and dentists, each pair is a flawless masterpiece. Spendy. And well worth it.