Quality Nail Nipper TOPINOX For Manicure and Pedicure by Niegeloh Solingen Germany How to recognise a good quality nipper? If you know the key characteristics used by manufacturers to assess the quality of nippers, then you are likely to make a great choice among numerous nippers sold today.


First of all, look at the material the nipper is made of. The best nippers come in steel of the highest quality, such as Soligen Germany, which is well-known for exceptional value and high engineering standards. Only the finest quality steel is guaranteed to maintain its original properties, as opposed to cheap steel used in Chinese or Pakistani manicure instruments. This means that a nipper will keep its sharpness for many years without the blades going blunt and tearing the nail, provided it is made of high quality steel. So pay an extra dollar and be sure that your nipper will do an excellent job every time you groom your nails.

For hygienic purposes, nippers must be disinfected before and after each use as bacteria can stick to the blades and cause an infection next time you use it. Therefore, look for a rust-free material of your nipper, such as stainless steel, which can be sterilised and cleaned.

Perform a quick test to assess the nipper quality further. Hold the nipper in your hand and look against the light. The tips of the blades should touch first and you should see the light coming through the blades when you close the nipper slightly. When you press more, the blades should close completely. This method is used by responsible manufacturers for quality assessment to ensure that cutting is performed evenly.

Type Of Nipper

Next, decide, how you are going to use your nipper. Are you going to cut the cuticle or trim the nails? Depending on your situation, you will need a nipper with correct size of its blades.

The part that nips is called a "jaw". Nipper jaws come in full, half or quarter size. Generally, large or full jaws are suitable for cutting the toenails, while medium (half) jaws are usually used for acrylic nails. Nippers with smallest jaws allow high precision and are ideal for cuticles and dried skin around the nail. It is very important to buy the nipper that is right for your task.


Choose nippers with wide handles to have a secure and firm grip. Ensure you feel comfortable holding the nipper in both right and left hand, as it will give you maximum control when nipping your nails or cuticle.

Nipper For Thicker Nails

If you have thick nails, then you may prefer heavy duty nail nippers which are specifically designed for very thick nails. They have a barrel or box joint which allows greater leverage and even cut without distorting the nail.

And one last piece of advice: to ensure your nipper keeps its sharpness, always store it in the case with the blades upwards. This will reduce the risk of contact with moisture and secure the blades from becoming blunt.

Opting for a high quality nipper is an excellent decision if you want your nails to look stunning and not think about re-sharpening or buying another nipper again soon. All our nippers carry the “Solingen quality” mark and are ground, assembled and finished by hand to ensure impeccable performance.

Select your Solingen quality nipper from our beautiful collection of nail care tools.

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