Crescent Nicholson is a leading brand of manual material removal products from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. In 1864, William Nicholson invented a machine that could consistently produce high-quality files, revolutionizing the file-making industry. Hand-cut files were the norm, but Nicholson’s machine-cut files were not only more affordable, but offered more consistent quality than hand-made. Today, the extensive Crescent Nicholson product line includes files, rasps, saws, and accessories. All are among the thousands of quality hand tool products offered under the Crescent name – products professional tradespeople know they can count on to get the job done right.