Re: Sometimes I believe things are better done the old fashioned way...
I love the Abel nippers. I would guess (not ever having used it, so I'm guilty of the same offense as those who have not used Abel nippers but somehow are extremely knowledgeable about their quality and usefulness) the knot-tying device is junk and not a lifetime tool. And since I can tie all my knots, I don't need it. Since I choose not to use my teeth to cut line and I appreciate fine-quality tools, I choose to use the Abel nippers. I'm very sorry that bothers so many folks on here, to the point where they can't let it go and just say to each their (not there) own.
The difference between feeling your nuts and feeling you're nuts.
"The whole purpose of an adventure is to gain some spiritual or emotional insight. When you compromise the process, you compromise the gain."