With the lack of being able to find nice new files locally, I've been forced to deal with lower quality files. As we all know Nicholson files are now "Hecho en Mexico" and seem to have at best, 75% life expectancy of their former "Made in USA" brethren. Here's a pic of some of my "collection" of old dead files.... I have to put handles on my files that are compatable with carpal tunnel. I have discussed with @jasam my obsession/compulsion to "nice them up" a bit.