El Casco began as a firearm company in 1920. By the 1930s, business wasn't booming so they expanded into desk accessories, starting with an elegantly machined handheld stapler. They still make that model stapler, along with many others including this $265 chrome stapling plier. If chrome isn't to your liking, it's also available in 23 ct. gold plating. It takes standard staples. If you think this caliber of stapler would outshine your other desk accessories, perhaps you need to consider purchasing new desk accessories, such as El Casco's tape dispenser, sticky note holder, turtle bell, pencil pot, or paper punch.