Vise Question

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by NCL, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. A few years ago I bought a box of fly tying materaials and at the bottom of the box was an Api C-clamp vise. Since I now have four vise I was thinking of getting rid of this vise but was curious about the history of Api vises. I did a search on the internet and didn't find much information about the Api brand. Does anyone have any information of the history of this vise? Value? Thanks
     
  2. A picture would help.
     
  3. I`m pretty sure it is a very early version of the HMH Standard . A good quality vise imo .
     
  4. Brian,

    Thanks. I have been doing some research and found out that Bill Hunter the designer for the HMH vise produced this vise under the Api Company name between 1983 and 1994. At the time he was producing two versions of vise, a standard model and the model I have which is called a Spartan Nomad which is a redused size vise for travel. The price point for this vise back then was in the $170 to $180 range. The vise now has some collectible value.
     

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