Garrett Wade's Rate + Review Past Winners
Garrett Wade's Rate + Review Past Winners|
February 2013 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Boker Whittler's Penknife (05D01.03)
I hate to say how many carving tools I own, way more than I or any other carver needs. I have a thing for well made and well thought out tools. This knife was obviously designed for the serious whittler. I have a drawer full of pocket knives but I carry this one. I have found whittling to be a very satisfying and relaxing art form that allows room for the constant improvement of skills, it is a true craft. Boker is top shelf, this one comes sharp and ready to go. Perfect for figure carving or just shaving wood.
- Allen from CA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Italian Grafting Tools (45T01.15)
Great Grafting Tool!
I got interested in fruit tree grafting and wanted a better and safer way than using my sharp pocketknife. I purchased the standard grafting tool. After only a few grafts I can see it does accurate cuts and makes the job faster and easier. So glad I got it!
- Janet from CA
January 2013 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Gunsmith Screwdrivers (83R05.01)
Sign of a Good Craftsman
When I was a very young man I was told that there could be seen very often a certain sign of a craftsman, a man who loved his craft and the material with which he worked, by observing his tools. The tools themselves have a certain beauty about them and are not unlike old but comfortable sweaters or such with which a person has become familiar. I have been an artist and woodcarver all of my adult life and I have noticed that there is indeed a certain beauty about the tools themselves in the hands of one who loves his work. It is difficult to find such tools today, but your company really surprises me with the quality of your wares. They are not "cheap" by any means, but they are very good indeed, and they are beautiful to see, to hold, to work with. Well, as is often said:"You get what you pay for!" Thank you for being there for us.
- William from NY
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - German-Made Hand Drills (08C03.03)
Precision holes are what I needed
I started with the smaller hand drill with the intention using it for starter holes. I found the accuracy of my work was greatly improved over using an automatic center punch. I also discovered that even drilling steel was easy with this hand tool. I stepped up to the larger drill and frequently find it much more useful than the electric powered ones. In fact while working on a particular job my partner saw me installing a bit on it and said "Iím going to the truck .... Iím not using that 18th century technology!" Well by the time he got back I had all 5 holes drilled and tapped in exactly the right spot! I showed him how for soft materials you could chuck up a tap and make quick work of threads in the field. I am totally delighted with this tool and very pleased with the craftsmanship and balance. Plus the fact I enjoy doing the work "old school"!
- George from TX
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Pewter Tool Key Chains (02R01.01)
Sadly my father passed away last year, and when I saw these key rings I just had to order them. You see, my father could fix anything and one of the things I will always remember him by is that he always had a crescent wrench with him ready to fix whatever might need fixing. So I bought all my siblings a key ring to remember him by and I now plan on ordering enough for all his grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren. Thanks Garrett Wade P.S. Great quality also!
- Noel from CT
December 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Four-Fold Wood & Brass Rule (88G03.03)
Sturdy and a good value
I gave these to members of my family. They are beautiful and what surprised me is how my 8 year old grandson, Samuel, really liked it. The graphic lettering and cleverness of the way it unfolds makes it one the best gifts I handed out in 2012. With all things so electronic and digital--this brings us back to treasured things and time.
- Tom from VA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Sturdy Document Cases (96N03.16)
Sturdy and a good value
These cases are rugged and very functional. I use them for transporting papers mixed with steno pads, a couple of pens, and a few catalogs. Just thick enough to hold everything. The construction of them makes them uncrushable and though the closing tabs do sometimes pop off (they go back on), the design of the edges of the case makes it stay aligned and closed even without the latches. Also great for keeping tool manuals together with adjusting tools. I keep my table saw manual with the needed hex keys and screwdrivers for brake adjustment and throat plate switches all in one of these cases on a shelf right under my extension table.
- Sarah from NY
November 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Woodworker's Trimming Planes (83R01.06)
Great shoulder plane
I just got this plane in the mail today and it totally exceeded my expectations! The sole of the plane came flat and registered with the sides, the mouth was square. The only problem with the tool was that the blade was not ground square but it didnít take that long to square it up. I think that for the money you would have a hard time finding a better shoulder plane.
- Justin from IL
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - German Safety Goggles (45A04.04)
Aside from looking goofy, these are great for most jobs where eye safety is important. I do a lot of automobile work so having good eye coverage is critical. And besides, looking retro is hip...
- Stanley from TX
October 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Real Old-Fashioned Fly Swatter (19S15.21)
Best Buy Yet!!!
Best swatter ever!!! Almost shot the husband when he said he spent $40 on fly swatters. I am in love now! Husband forgiven. One easy swat is all it takes. No more flies going through those plastic ones. We gave 2 away to friends and they love them too!!! Highly recommend.
- Susan from CA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Japanese Mitre Squares (49N02.01)
Not aluminum! Stainless steel!! The nicest speed square I have ever used.
- Joseph from TX
September 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Magnetic Storage Panels (29A01.04)
Wonderful Addition to Any Workshop
This is a wonderful product. Absolutely worth the price. Easy to install and the magnetic area holds just about anything. I use it for the tools I typically use all the time and found the convenience super. I started with 4 panels. I plan to add more in the future. You will not be disappointed with this purchase.
- Michael from PA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Woodworking Starter Set (02E05.01)
Arrived quickly and in a real beautiful box. I sharpened and honed the planes and used them to smooth some old cedar boards. They worked flawlessly even for this beginning woodworker. A real joy using these types of tools instead of power sanding tools and the like. I have never used a spokeshave before but I can already see that it will be very useful as I progress in my journey from welder to woodworker.
- John from OK
August 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Automatic Punches (78B01.01)
I have had the deep reach punch for at least four years. If you take this thing apart you will really appreciate the quality of this tool. Very nice and well made. The tip has gotten a little blunt, but a quick point can be achieved in a couple of minutes on a sharpening stone.
- Tim from CA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Bevel Edge Chisel Set (19K06.12)
High quality, good price
I received these chisels a few days ago and I was very impressed with the quality of the rosewood handles and the steel for the blades. The chisels only needed some light honing to make them razor sharp. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a high quality set of chisels for a good price.
- John from TX
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Hand Tools DVD with Frank Klausz (061043)
Frank Klausz really knows his field. He presents the basics in simple terms. That made me wonder why I have been so lax at doing this before. Of course, it takes an expert to simplify a craft. I even liked Frankís European accent. : - )
- David from FL
July 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Folding Scissors (02B09.01)
My folding scissors that I had owned for over 40 years mysteriously disappeared while in my check-in luggage. I despaired that I would ever be able to replace them. Voila--Garrett Wade came to my rescue with these quality folding scissors in a leather case. I know I have my trusty scissors in my purse whenever I need them.
- Hannah from CA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Brass Cased Knife (02E05.01)
This is a good example of the Japanese laminated steel blades - very hard steel in the middle with tough softer steel on both sides - you can shave with it and it stays sharp - and it should last forever.
- Wayne from TX
June 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Work Sharp 3000 (76B01.01)
Can't stop sharpening
I got this in particular to sharpen some old knives I had sitting around the house. Best thing I have ever purchased! I have sharpened everything from my pocket knives to old rusty chisels and it leaves everything razor sharp and able to split hairs. I find myself using tools and knives just so I can go back and sharpen them again. It would take a book to include everything I have sharpened with it including my Darts! This tool is priceless to anyone who needs razor sharp knives and tools! And at this price there is no fail!
- David from VA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Versatile XHD Chisel Knife (18N11.55)
Heavyweight lives up to specs
Massive steel blade feels even heavier than the 5/16" claim. Took this directly outside and trimmed some small branches from a fallen tree. Good balance and the heft does most of the work. Brought it back inside to try more delicate chisel work on a hinge mortise. Smacked the thick blade back with a hammer. This beauty will take a lot of abuse. Now at home in my toolkit.
- Timothy from NY
May 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Parallel Moving-Jaw Adjustable Wrenches (62K15.09)
After years of trying to keep my beloved channel-lock pliers in the right notch as I tried to tighten a large nut, I have the tool that will end that frustration. The parallel jaws are just right, and while it's sometimes a bit balky when adjusting the size, once you get it where you want it, it stays there. Just Marvelous.
- Dave from NC
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Heavy-Duty Garden, Sidewalk & Garage Broom (34M08.01)
A Manís Working Broom
This is my second broom. My best friend saw it and took it with him. He said, ďI will return itĒ, and he never did. Oh well that's what friends are for. Great broom and it does the job. I recommend it highly if you have some serious cleaning up to do.
- Robert from RI
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Italian-Made Copper Backpack Sprayer (42T01.01)
I wrote a disappointing review on April 24th. Today I am highly satisfied. Garrett Wade contacted me and replaced the spray wand at no charge. I am back to spraying my roses! Thank you, Garrett Wade, for standing behind your items.
- Frances B. from OH
April 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Oval Handled Cabinet Screwdrivers (37J01.08)
A Manly Tool
I bought this 10-inch cabinet screwdriver as revenge. Revenge for all the rusty screws that have defeated lesser screwdrivers. I'm tired of resorting to claw hammers and pry bars for disorderly demolition.
I was shocked when it arrived. Ten inches is only the length of the shank from ferrule to tip. With the handle, the overall length is 16-1/2 inches. The tip is a whopping 1/2-inch across. More than enough to man-handle any screw you might come across. It is a bevel, not a hollow grind. But I don't see it as a major issue. Unlike the 'Extra Heavy Duty Screwdriver Set', which heavily sanded and rounded, no tune-up necessary. This tip is square and the bevel is freshly ground.
The grip is lightly stained and varnished. It has an oval profile approximately 1-3/4 x 2 inches at it's widest point. It feels very natural in the hand. No bumps or ridges to gouge your hand like smaller plastic grips. Enough handle to fill your hand...about the size of one of those squishy stress balls.
If you need maximum torque, the 1/2-inch round shank flattens down slightly to 5/16 and widens to 1-1/8. No need to use pliers. The flat area is over 3-1/2 inches. You can grab it squarely in the palm of your off hand. With both hands on the tool, you can lean into the screw to avoid cam-out. Twist away.
I wish I had found this magnificent screwdriver years ago. This is one tool that will be handed down to my sons...once they pry it out of my cold, dead hands.
- Alan from CA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Rugged Garden Multi-Tool (09A03.03)
Small tool packs a big punch
This multi-tool is an amateur gardener's delight. It's smaller than one might expect but much heavier, which indicates the quality of the tool. Switching from the little loppers to the small but sharp saw blade, for instance, is a breeze--and having all these tools in the same compact place at the same time has proven to be invaluable. Clean off each tool before folding it up, and trapped dirt inside the handles isn't as much of a problem as you might think. Highly recommended for taking care of small maintenance jobs.
- Jeff from CO
March 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Chainsaw Sharpeners (45T01.01)
Best Chain Sharpener
This is the best chain sharpener I have used. One was a knock off of a brand name sharpener. It was cheap and setup was constant. You get what you pay for. I tried my neighbors Oregon sharpener (itís more than twice the price of Garrett Wadeís Italian sharpener) and it is not as easy to use. Setup and use is intuitive. I set it up using Garrett Wadeís re-written instructions. I first sharpened an old 28Ē chain that I didn't care if I screwed up. Once the sharpener is set up it is very quick. Even working carefully to make certain the set up had not changed, I spent much less than a half hour sharpening the entire chain. I spent some time cleaning up a few links and tried it out. FANTASTIC!!! It actually cut better than a factory chain! I am impressed. I highly recommend this sharpener, especially if you are a casual wood cutter and have trouble sharpening your chains. Over the years this sharpener will save you time and money, to say nothing of the safety of cutting with a sharp chain.
- Don from CA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Ergonomic Driver (08C03.05)
I purchased this driver to use with various driver bit sets I have acquired. It appears to be a well thought through device designed for the professional but also convenient for the occasional user. It is fully ratcheting, changing direction by rotating a ring. The handle is big enough (about an inch in diameter) to feel secure in the hand, and it has flat depressions on two sides that grip very comfortably. You can also pivot the top half over a bit more than 45 degrees to provide extra leverage when you need it. It comes with six bits stored in the handle, and I am using it with other bit sets. The bits are held magnetically. I have only used it a few times, but it is a very solid and comfortable driver. I expect that I will feel even better about it when I use it on a big job. For those not used to working, it is heavier than a normal screwdriver or non-ratcheting driver. You will notice the weight, but it is not as heavy as one would expect for such a solid device (probably because of the glass fiber construction), and it is very comfortable to hold.
- Mark from PA
February 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Behlen Solar Lux (NGR) Dye Stain (99P10.01)
Secret Stain of the Old Masters
Restoring an antique with red mahogany finish and want original museum quality color? Behlen Solar Lux NGR Stain in Medium Brown Mahogany is the EXACT color of almost all 1880 - 1950 Red Mahogany wood furniture and Mahogany finishes. It does not stain the wood - it DYES the wood and will not leave splotchy color ever. Itís always even and perfect regardless of wood. Brush it on, let it stand for 30 seconds and wipe it off. Beautiful, clear wood grain will show and spectacular ORIGINAL color. The stain does not sit on the surface as oil stains do which is why it is so even and perfectly balanced when it dries. It will NOT raise the grain. Try it!
- Stuart from MO
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Garrett Wade Yankee Push Drill (69P01.01)
Why didnít I buy one sooner?
I find that I reach for this more often than I ever imagined because it's so much easier to manage in tight spaces. Recently I was replacing some under-the-cabinet lighting in the kitchen with new LED lights. In the past, the electric drill made this job one that would usually lead to more than a few curses because it was impossible to see what you're doing and hold the heavy electric drill straight so as to not break the drill bit and to control it so I didn't come up through the cabinet. With the Yankee Push Drill you have so much more control and room to work. In addition, the drilling power of these bits is quite impressive. Works beautifully every time and it has such a nice weighty feel in your hand. My only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner!
- Thomas from VA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Gerstner International Large Rolling Cabinet (96M01.05)
Well Made & Useful Roll-away
I love this roll-away cabinet. I have the companion large chest and base, and don't worry about my precision layout tools or edged tools rusting due to the ability of the wood to modulate the humidity and temperature changes. There is a reason the old time machinists used wooden Gerstner tool chests, and tool protection is the key. Yes, it is imported, and that keeps the cost reasonable. The fit and finish of my units are excellent, and like another reviewer indicated, this set looks like furniture. I would not hesitate to buy another stack if I had the room for it.
- Dale from CA
January 2012 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Extra Heavy Duty Screwdriver Set (05R01.03)
The Garrett Wade set of Perfect Handle screw drivers is just about as close as one could get for a modern version of the old H.D. Smith Perfect Handle drivers. The set is composed of 4 flat blade drivers. Each driver is well made and is shipped in an oiled plastic bag assembled in a thin cardboard box. The fit and feel of the drivers is good and is easily improved as follows... I just rub the wood with 0000 steel wool which knocks down any varnish whiskers. The result is a great feeling wooden handle. Overall I give these reproductions 5 stars and applaud Garrett Wade for searching out and carrying them.
- Art from CT
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Swiss Army Axes (04D04.11)
I've been looking for a short-handled ax and I'm glad I found this Swiss Army ax! It's sharp and has a heavy, full-sized head on an ash handle. It works! It does the job on our two-acre wooded lot (tall oaks, hickory, poplar). I use a bow saw a lot, but I also need more than a hatchet to work in confined areas on downed branches, etc.
- Jerry from MD
December 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Tilt Top Table (15)
Carlyle Lynch Queen Ann Table
This, and Garrett Wade's other Carlyle Lynch plans, are sheer delight. Any true craftsman will appreciate Lynch's labor of love. Painstakingly measured from a classic antique original with instructions that suffice for the advanced wood worker. Could be executed with power tools, but really are a worthy candidate for hand-tool-only construction. These plans are almost impossible to find at any price, except at Garrett Wade. The cost is often less than that of those produced for the mass market dilettante. An inexpensive route to an heirloom piece.
- Shel from MA
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Micro Scissors & Micro Pliers (72A01.20)
Micro Scissor & Pliers Set
I must confess that when I placed the micro scissors and pliers set into my online shopping cart, I had only a vague idea of how I might actually use them. Now, two months and several dozen tied flies later, I can strongly recommend the set for use tying streamers, wet flies and anything requiring spun dubbing. I appreciate the precision and ease of use of the set, especially where spaces are too small for my clumsy fingers to fit. If you're even thinking about purchasing the set without a clear idea of how you'll use it, take the plunge, put it in your cart and you'll certainly be glad you did.
- Charles from IL
November 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Portable Nail/Staple Gun Kit (11B01.01)
More than a great nailer/stapler kit
I needed to replace my stapler and CO2 regulator. The kit price is almost half than replacing them separately. I used the kit to panel closets on a third floor apt. I used the CO2 to power framing and finish nailers in recent renovations on three floors and on exterior trim on a ladder. Very accurate gauge, dream to use in difficult spots, and works with my larger canisters, which the case should be designed to accommodate, my only criticism. Be careful to completely close and completely open regulator before and after each use, or risk breaking the gauge. Hardly use the compressor anymore.
- Jim from ME
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - German Convex-Edge Axes (77A01.01)
I am the director of a Bavarian/Austrian Folk Dance troupe which performs a traditional men's dance, called the Holzhacker (wood chopper). The performers represent Alpine loggers on a cold, winter day. As they dance, they slap their hands and feet to keep warm, then take up their axes and chop logs in rhythmic patterns to the music.
As you may imagine, it was exhilarating to find genuine Bavarian axes on your website! We bought several of them and plan to buy more. We appreciate the superb quality of these axes: the balance and artistic curvature of the handle, designed for smooth, efficient movements, and the natural materials which are not spoiled by stamps and labels. The clean, professional performance of these axes means that we can now give a cleaner and more professional performance as well. The musical ring is a nice touch! We also look forward to putting these axes (and our men) to work on a stack of winter firewood. Thank you for making these authentic, quality axes available to us!
- Tina from CO
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Super-Smooth Japanese House Scissors (10A01.01)
It is a well-known fact that seamstresses and home-crafters have made use of their husbands' tools for many years. This household is no exception. I have made a deal with mine: I'll leave your shop alone if you leave my sewing tools alone! He always wants to grab my scissors...just for a minute, Dear. When I saw these, I thought they would be nice to have around for his little purposes. Little did I know that they would rival the precision and sharpness of some of my better sewing shears! and I am so glad I did not tell him that I was getting them. These will remain in my sewing room, and I will be getting another pair to use around the house. I really was delightfully surprised at the quality - you won't be unhappy with the purchase. They are well worth the price.
- BYF from MI
October 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - 12 Piece Mini File Set (05R01.05)
12 Piece Mini-File Set
I don't know why I haven't bought a set of these files before. I bought individual files at tool sales, but they were cheap and cumbersome to use without permanent handles, and they were 'throw-aways' usually after one use. My new set of Garrett-Wade mini-files have several advantages for me: they address a range of needs, they are well made with permanent handles, they store in a secure case, and I save money in the long run not having to buy individual cheap throw-aways, and driving all over trying to find a hardware store that carries the one I need.
- Richard from TN
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - SOG Field Electricians Knife (04D03.04)
My Work Pal
Just purchased this knife; have been looking for something for work for about three years. I work for a computer connectivity company and cut cable. This knife helps me set gauge for my machine, strip lengths, and also has saved a lot of time with one hand opening, closing. It has become my everyday knife as well. Thanks. Keep up with these great products.
- Mike from MA
September 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Japanese Hatchet (19S13.01)
Whack and It Is Gone
I work with a team that records petroglyphs. Often there is a limb in the way of our efforts. One whack with this and it is gone. I like it better than the clippers, saw, and machete I have used. The weight means a lot of force comes from a flick of the wrist. I did modify the handle with electrical tape to cover the open slot in the handle that holds the blade. A never mind process. I suspect that this is the traditional method of attaching the blade to the handle. Would be nice if it was wrapped when the customer received it.
- Gary from NM
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Wood Handled Sliding Blade Knife (78B04.01)
The Perfect Rough Carver
Those people critical of this beauty simply were expecting something different. This is a screw lock-blade with an extraordinarily comfortable and beautiful wooden handle. It is not a push-button utility knife that one might get at Wal-Mart. My wife bought me one, and it lay unused for months until I had the right job for it, doing some hand carving of mahogany and walnut, and the knife is perfect. The blade is strong and sturdy and retains an excellent edge, even after carving mahogany and walnut, both tough hardwoods. It is a 5-star knife all the way, baby.
- Jim from VA
August 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - High-Tech Inspection Magnifier (30C04.07)
Great Accessory for Hobbies or Inspecting Small Items
Bought this for inspecting small machine parts but found many other uses quickly. Use it inspecting any small object you are working on for flaws or cracks indicating replacement. Light is invaluable as adequate lighting is almost never there when you need it. Will buy another for backup.
- Jack from FL
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Tactical High-Tech Mil-Spec XT8 (73A02.01)
When I first saw these flashlight developed, I said "It'll be a cold day in August when I spend 80 bucks on a flashlight!Ē Well, I still marvel at this little lightís power each time I use it. No more bulky portable spotlights, this tiny unit does it, and fits in my back pocket. An excellent, solid product. Thanks!
- Ken from MN
July 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Face Frame Clamp (35N07.06)
A great clamp, long needed. You may want to C-clamp the friction end in place--and you can easily remove the friction slide and C-clamp the unit's free end on material thicker than 7/8 inch. Once in place it holds great and stays there. The face frame clamp can also be used with a "positioning square" for precision work.
- Bob from NV
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Slo Set Glue (62J04.01)
True to Its Name
I needed a slo-set glue that allowed over 30 minutes open time. I glued three 86 inch pieces of bendable plywood together (I had to roll glue on 4 surfaces) around an irregular pattern that required dozens of clamps and several straps to keep in place. Thanks to this glue, I had over 30 minutes of time in which to do it and it was a solid job. I highly recommend it to anyone.
- George from PA
June 2011 Rate and Review Winners
Grand Prize $100 Winning Review - Ball Peen Hammers (05S13.01)
3oz.Ball Peen Hammer
After reading some of the reviews, I still bought the 3oz. ball peen hammer, thinking that whatever was wrong or less than desirable I could fix. After using it for a short while the string started to unravel. So I took it off and put my own on there, about four inches' worth along the handle with some Titebond glue. Much better grip and more of it. The head was a little loose so I whacked it with my 16oz. and got it good and tight. Then I drilled two small holes at the top and knocked in some slightly wider nails in place of a wedge. It'll never come off. Now I've got a good little hammer. It took a little work, but I enjoyed doing it. Now I would rate it a 5.
- Shade Tree Mechanic from TX
Honorable Mention $50 Winning Review - Folding Scissors (02B09.01)
Dear Garrett Wade, This is my fourth and fifth pair of French folding scissors. My own pair, I bought in San Francisco almost 40 years ago and they have had tons of use and are still perfect. I am always so worried that you will stop having them and we will all be worst off for the disappointment. What fabulous instruments they are. Love them being in a 'leather' snap pouch too. Don't ever stop doing what you are doing so well. Your service is excellent and all your wonderful tools are the best quality. Ahhh... but back to these scissors..... they are a wonder and magical to hold in ones hand. I take them out of my purse just to hold them. Thanks for the great and fast service too.
- Lynn from WA