The vise above really holds the hooks tightly also! I have a few vises like this that are well made and hold the hook better than some production models.
My collection is for my own enjoyment but I also made sure to buy only those vises that I know will be worth more in good condition as well as complete line of vises if I want to sell them that way. Some people do not like to find and wait for their collections. Some will pay big bucks I have seen.
I collect vintage vises that were notable or worth money. I have my Thompson line almost complete. Need the Special C vise out of their "alphabet listed vises". Don't want or need the Vision vise as it was a flop of a vise.
I have all Herter's vises including the Herter's No. 11R Cast Iron Rotating/Revolving Fly Tying Vise. Picture below. I changed the jaws from the Thompson to the original Herter's jaws I got from another vise.
I have all the Regal heads and bases as well as some rare unknown or limited production vises.
I have a vise that is stamped in the metal as "R. Kerns" it may be customed made by this Kerns guy. I never heard of him. Picture below.
I got three vises that are from a line that Roy Steenrod tied with. They are "Metal Specialties Company vises and are very rare. Picture below of the ones I have. https://www.vintageflytackle.com/products/roy-steenrods-fly-tying-vise
I have a few Renzetti's and other name brand vises as well. I want to do a video sometime about them like "The Classic Fly Tyer" has made about vises. He has a few videos on tying equipment. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqfUsv3TzGX7NwwSqU-pTA/videos
The small hand held vise with my tools is a collectible as well. It mounts on it's own c-clamp made for it.
I also collect catalogs and know what vises were mass produced. You can see the E. Hille catalog under my vise. Hille made a "wing cutter" that is collectible. I don't even want to mention the amount of vintage tools I have. I like to design my own tools at times copying ones already available. I made a deer hair shaver out of epoxy and another with wires.
I am working on finishing my "deer antler" tool set. Still have to "burn" the flies onto the deer antlers.
I made my own brass wing burners from brass sheets I bought cheap at Lowes.
If your interested in any vises just ask and I may know a little about them.