It disturbs me that I have only one pair and no source - if something happens to them ... .
Anyway - the reason they are awesome is:
- tweezers - they do all the tweezery things that tweezers do. (Am I the only person that finds the word "tweezer" inherently funny?)
- indenting - the back of them is great for making a triangular divot to oh, say, place an eyeball in.
- pulling & shaping - like pulling up and shaping ears.
- squeezing - that end lets you squeeze a nice delicate line to straighten stringer.
The red patch at the end of them, by the way - is a mark made with nail polish. I put marks on all my tools so that at the end of a class - I can say - all the tools with red marks come back to me. It's equally useful whether I'm teaching the class, taking the class, or just demo'ing.
If anyone knows what they are "really" called, what they are supposed to be used for, or where they come from, please do leave a comment. I've described them to many people - who then promptly point me to bent-nose tweezers. That close-to-90-degree bend is important - and the shallow bend of the regular bent-nose tweezers just doesn't cut it.