These substantial, bomb-proof openers are made from high alloy chrome vanadium that has been hardened, tempered, and drop-forged. The tips are tapered to a sharp tip that allows opening of USGS sizes 0A through approximately size 6. More importantly, they open stainless steel easily without damage to the opener or band. This is a seriously tough band opener that will become a staple in your banding kit.
Promotional discount is available to AFO members (Journal of Field Ornithology subscribers only) through the end of 2019, take 10% off with code OPENER2019. Please make note of your membership number in the shopping cart notes.