Chances are, you've never held a pair of nail clippers and contemplated their existence. Where did they come from? Who made them? Are they part of a long heritage of distinctive craftsmanship and back-breaking labor? Will they do a good job cutting your nails? Why do we ask so many questions? It's time to change the way you look at simple tools. Premana, Italy has a long and proud tradition of producing scissors, shears, and clippers, dating back to the 1700s. At that time, miners had to extract metals from the earth, melt and forge them before refining them into household items for daily use. Over the years, techniques have advanced, but the pride and work ethic in Premana remain the same. Today, Premax is a consortium of over 50 small companies in the region who produce superior tools in the tradition of their forefathers, all held to rigorous standards under the Premax name. Now take another look at those clippers. Bet you've got a lot more questions now, huh?