Never-fail sharp tweezers
Most drugstores sell pathetically lousy tweezers. These are blunt, imprecise instruments suitable for plucking eyebrows, if that. They are useless for medical purposes. What you need is a needle-sharp, stainless steel, surgically precise tool that can remove the teeniest splinter from the smallest toe. What you want is a pair of Tweezermans. Their incredibly sharp points should be protected with a plastic cap. They are a joy to use; I don’t think I’ve failed to get what I was after since using them. Backpackers favor a compact medical tweezers called Uncle Bill’s. It does a fine job, although I prefer the longer handles of Tweezerman.– KK
RE: Tweezerman Tweezers
I had to laugh at your note on tweezers. I used to spend some of my time playing with transmission electron microscopes, pfaffing about with grids that where 3 mm in diameter and about 20 microns thick. We used these high precision tweezes. In comparison, a Tweezerman tweezer is as blunt as a beach ball.
These are sharper than most needles and an utter bugger to keep them from being bent. But seeing as I’m allergic to a wide range of foreign matter, I find they are perfect for digging into my flesh in pursuit of that last tiny piece of gorse, bush lawyer or barberry. So I’d say hunt some down.
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2003 — editors)