I got it off of Ebay. Its a little dirty. Dont have a clue as to its age if that makes a difference. Brass Handles and Black Spring with a handle spread of 2 3/4 inches These things are heavy! And hard to shut. Im taking today off from gripping so im not gunna put much effort in to trying to close it. And I dont think im going to make any serious attempts untill I can mash my HG300 without much problem. But so far that I can tell these are some good grippers.