RidgeMonkey Nite Glo Braid Scissors

RidgeMonkey Nite Glo Braid Scissors

RRP: £8.99 | www.ridgemonkey.co.uk

RidgeMonkey’s ever-growing range has now expanded to a pair of glow-in-the-dark scissors.

Illuminous or not, the main job of scissors is to cut things and the Nite Glos are very sharp. With one straight and one finely serrated blade, these scissors glide through all sorts of materials including soft braid.

The spring-loaded handle is also a neat touch that gives these snippers a pleasing ‘action’, and they’re clearly built to withstand a lot of abuse.

Sharp and spring loaded, these scissors mean business

Sharp and spring loaded, these scissors mean business

The glowing handles might seem like a gimmick but RidgeMonkey has a habit of creating great items you never knew you needed, and the Nite Glos are a perfect example of this.

Yes, most anglers have some form of torch with them at all times and don’t cut things in the dark, but the powerful glow emanating from this scissors genuinely does make finding them in instant – perhaps midway through tying a fiddly knot – very easy indeed.

And they look cool, which we have no shame in admitting. When no-one’s looking you WILL be cupping them in your hands and peering in to see that glorious glow.

The glow is seriously impressive

The glow is seriously impressive

What we’re less enamoured with is their size. The handles are a bit like those hand strengtheners used by golfers and the blades are very chunky. Getting a precision cut close to a knot can be a bit tricky.

The jaws can be locked together for easy storage

The jaws can be locked together for easy storage