The Hairmostat is designed to pull hair from the ears of dogs less painfully than by using a hemostat. The Hairmostat has NO clamps so it can't accidently lock on the ear leather or a large clump of hair. It has vinyl handles so it won't slip, offering a more secure grip, enabling the user to pull smaller amounts of hair at one time. It is made of stainless steel and is 5.5 inch long. The hairmostat is also excellent for removing ticks.