Coming from a family of surgeons ive been privileged enough to get to use the old out of service surgical hemostats. All i have to say is they are much lighter and more precise then the cheap ones. Albeit they do the exact same thing except i find the spring tension much lighter and easier to use on the surgical ones.
Those retail for 250+ dollars so i think there is a high chance the abel ones will actually be a little bit of a value if you look at it that way
Regardless, I like nice things and will proudly support american companies that make quality products, necessary or not.
I will snip my line and use my pliers with pride! hahaha