Metal tyre levers

Cressers Posts: 1,329
edited August 2009 in Workshop
Do these still exist outside of dusty sheds? I tried wrestling a tight-beaded pain of a Panaracer city tyre off the rim to fix a puncture and had a hard time getting my Park Tool levers under the bead due to the thivkness of the lever end. When I finally did so the end of the lever broke and a fragment of plastic went whizzing past my ear!