Regal Vises have been a long time favorite. Originally by John Dorin. John was a famous industrial designer, creator of the BIC lighter amongst other things. John developed the famous jaw based on a reverse lock system where a spring holds the jaw remains normally closed and the handle opens it, allowing you to drop the hook in.
Today, Regal has expanded the original jaw to include a midge jaw, stainless steel, big game ( saltwater jaw ). Heads can be pulled off and swapped out allowing you to use different heads with different jaws. ( Note: Jaws are not swappable, all jaws are attached to a head. )
The vise moves up and down on the clamp and the head swivels and turns. While this vise isn’t a spinning vise, it does rotate allowing you to tie things like Clouser Minnows with ease. One of the best designs ever.
This base is identical to the Black Aluminum Pockets Base, but it is cast in bronze. It is much heavier than the Aluminum Base.
Made in the USA with a Lifetime warranty.