Two days into our holiday, I realised that I had forgotten to pack nail clippers and tweezers and so we kept a lookout for these two items. Kamata did not stock any, but the owner was kind enough to suggest taking a look at the Zwilling shop two doors away. Zwilling is a German brand, the parent company is well known also for other brands like Staub cocottes. The shops sells their own knives, some made in Germany, and some made in Japan.
That day, they were out of tweezers but they had some very nice nail clippers, of which I bought two pairs. A pair for trimming finger nails, not particularly interesting. The other pair though, was so cute I thought I will share on this blog.
The Zwilling Twin Beauty travel nail clipper comes in its own lightweight aluminium box. The packaging details are functional yet eye-pleasing. The clipper comes with its own leather pouch and has a unique, innovative design that allows it to stay flat when not in use.
Slim, flat and compact. Satin-finish stainless steel for durability. If there is a beauty contest for nail clippers this one will, ahem, nail it.
Here is where it transforms into a working clipper. There is a spring which releases when the top part is pulled away from the main body. The handle has to be manouvred exactly as shown on the pictorial guide on the inside of the box et voila, it is ready for action. The blades cut cleanly, no matter whether I am using my right or left hand. To fold flat is easy too, just pull back on the blade and snap it over the edge of the housing body. Here is a more detailed description of its mechanism that I found on the internet.
The shops are already preparing for Christmas. This will make a lovely gift for family and close friends. Or if you are looking to replace the dinky clippers that don't do a very good job anyway, this will be perfect.