El Casco Plier Stapler

Chrome-plated heavy duty stapler built like a revolver. Made with sturdy springs and the most solid rivets you've ever seen. Made in Spain. (more info)

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Hand held staplers give you nice leverage and lets you speed through stapling a stack of documents. This stapler punches through the paper with a purposeful snap. All metal parts with not a spring, rivet or hinge that doesn’t function flawlessly.

The company that makes this stapler started out manufacturing revolvers in the 1920s. When the demand in six-shooters plummeted along with everything else in the Great Depression, rather than let their hands go idle, Juan Solozabal and Juan Olave, the Basque pair behind El Casco, turned to making staplers. Staplers were an exciting new innovation in fasteners at the time, and their gun-making skills were an unexpected but successful fit for the job.

To this day, El Casco staplers are made in Spain with the same revolver-quality craftsmanship, and the stapler still feels like it can all but shoot out a bullet.

The chrome finish not only looks good, it will also keeps the parts functioning smoothly and perfectly.

Use & Care

To fill with staples, lift the loop at the back of the stapler and pull it out. Slide in the staple cartridge, and press in the spring mechanism back in. The stapler has 2 fastener settings, adjust by pressing up and turning the rivet at the bottom of the stapler.

El Casco makes these with individual parts that can be repaired or replaced, just as they did with turn-of-the-century revolvers. 

Production & Design

After cutting their teeth manufacturing revolvers, Juan Solozabal Mendive and Juan Olave Bilbao, the Basque founders of El Casco, turned their skills to making desk accessories. The precision and metalwork involved with making guns translated to very good staplers and instead of quietly fizzing out during the depression, El Casco made a name for itself by becoming the best at their new trade. To this day, the company is owned and run by Solozabal and Olave's grandchildren.

The gun-making skills have been passed down, El Casco ensures the quality of their staplers by training their own apprentices and teaching them traditional manufacturing skills. Staplers are made manually, and the components individually numbered and assembled by hand.


Metal body
Silver chrome plating

El Casco 23 

Base length
6 inches

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