I have owned these for several years, and been well pleased with them.
I originally bought them as "used", although they were what I would call "shop soiled". I forget how much I paid, but the price was cheap enough, and the quality is very good.
The total length of these pliers is eight & a half inches, with the jaws being three & a half. The finish is burnished steel, and there are thick rubber grips to the handles. The CK logo is cast into the steel, plus it is also marked on both grips, which are easily seen in red & yellow.
The jaws are the usual parallel shape, terminating in a point, incorporating a rounded section for gripping bigger objects, there is also a cutting section.
I have been using these for a long time now, and there seems to be no slack appearing, or wear of any sort. The grips are very comfortable, and easily handled, even with slippery hands. I have never used any tools made by this company, so cannot comment on the history.
CK tools are a British company, supplying quality tools all over the world. The company is registered in England and also Wales, but the man who founded the company was a Carl Kämmerling, who set up the firm in Germany in 1904. The company is still owned by the same family.
I do admit to looking on their website for the above information, but I would certainly use their products again. Tools like this can last many years if treated properly. I would recommend a light oiling every now & then to keep rust at bay.
I will now be adding a picture because it can only add to the review. Thank you for reading.