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- Mar 31, 2010
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Japanese cutting implement? Im in!Japanese Green Bell nail clippers
I went through life using $2-$3 nail clippers until I discovered by accident that there are clippers out there that are an order of magnitude better. What do I mean by better? Far sharper, easier to handle, cuts cleaner, cuts easier and, as is consistent in all of the gear that I am really attracted to, a hard to precisely define quality feel.
My wife discovered my clippers and would constantly come and borrow them whenever she needed them. But she has never developed the habit of EVER putting anything back where it belongs, so my clippers were constantly lost. So I had to buy a set for her but she misplaces them and still gets mine because she knows EXACTLY where they are. My wife was flight crew on a Naval transport aircraft a number of years back and I have no idea how she survived that environment with those habit patterns.
Not saying that the Green Bell brand is the only really good upscale brand but they are certainly in that category.
BTW: The toe nail clippers are Green Bell-G 1008. If you search for them, they will show up as selling in the $35-$45 range but Amazon sells them for $19.
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