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This three piece GERmanikure crystal glass file home and travel file set is handcrafted in the Czech Republic from thick Bohemian glass and specially formulated and tempered against breaking. Unlike thinner, cheap imitations where the file may break or texture may eventually scrape or even peel off like a sticker, the texture on these files is chemically etched directly into the thick glass and is impossible to wear off. Chemical etching gently removes a portion of the surface of the file, leaving behind random, yet evenly placed rounded peaks. As a result, this file can actually be used either wet or dry, in both directions without causing microscopic frays and gouges on either nails or cuticles.
The tapered end allows filing in small, narrow and creviced areas, like the edges or underside of the nail. The textured slant tip may be used to gently and safely scrape dead cuticle tissue or file hardened skin without risk of damage to the surrounding skin or nail bed. Not just for cuticles, this tool will also clean up nail polish mistakes, file down hangnails, or smooth small calluses on your fingers or hands. The texture is etched directly into the surface of both ends and is impossible to wear off. 105mm (4 in) long, 6mm diameter.
5.5 inch nail file
Most nail files on the market today are single direction files that “sand” the nail down. Instead, a crystal glass nail file seals the edge of the nail with every stroke, regardless whether that stroke is backwards, forwards, or a combination of both. After filing with a crystal glass nail file and examined at many times magnification, a freshly filed nail edge is smooth and snag free; a nail that is filed with a “sanded” nail file has microscopically frayed edges. 140mm (5.5 in) long, 3mm thick.
3.5 inch file
Identical to the full size 5.5 inch file, this 3.5 inch pocket file is crafted from the same 3mm thick bohemian glass to the same standards you've come to know and expect from the full size file. Its smaller size makes this file well suited for travel in purse, glovebox, or carry on and sacrifices none of the functionality. 90mm (3.5 in) long, 3mm thick.
Philosophy behind GERmanikure glass nail files
Buying crystal glass nail files and spotting fakes
“Lemon zester” type tools or tools with a grit added to the surface exhibit sharp peaks and irregular valleys in the texture that can gouge or scratch the surface of your nail, or bite into living skin. GERmanikure Czech glass files are crafted with a uniform surface texture that safely removes callused skin without gouging living tissue, and provides a near-polished nail edge that reduces the risk of cracking and delamination.
Hygienic and Sterilizable
Glass itself has natural antibacterial/anti-fungal qualities, cleans up easily with simple soap and water, and is durable enough to hold up to a chemical bath or steam sterilizer (up to 170 degrees Celsius). Unlike cheaper glass “files” there are no microscopic crevices and cracks in the surface of this crystal glass file that will harbor fungus, bacteria, or dead skin particles.
Use Wet or Dry
GERmanikure glass files work equally well wet or dry, on natural nails, acrylics, or rough, callused areas of skin. Whatever you want to smooth, these glass files are strong and durable enough to do the job.
Tough and Durable
GERmanikure crystal glass files aren’t as brittle as you might think. The files are crafted of thick authentic Bohemian glass which is chemically hardened and tempered to resist breaking. This special glass treatment not only enhances the clarity and sparkle of the glass, but also adds resiliency. While breakage is possible with all glass, dropping a GERmanikure crystal glass file from a short distance (such as counter height to floor) will, in most cases, not break the file.
Even though this thick bohemian glass file is crafted of the finest hardened Czech crystal and designed to last for decades, GERmanikure goes a step further. This file comes complete with a custom fitted leather sleeve to provide additional protection. Leather is naturally cushioning and dehumidifying. The case will prevent damage to the file when it is not in use as well as additional shock absorption in case the file is accidentally dropped when not in use.
Optional Vegan Protective Case
Due to popular request for animal-friendly vegan options, these glass tools may optionally come with custom fitted vegan pvc protective sleeves. Specify your preference for a vegan case in the comment field during checkout (step 4). If no indication is received, your files will ship with leather cases.
These heirloom quality tools are produced under patent in the Czech Republic. Look for the holographic label containing an authentication number.
GERmanikure believes in long tool life, healthful living, and good environmental stewardship. Each glass file is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by trained adult artisans paid a living wage. This item is guaranteed free from unethical workmanship such as forced labor or child labor.
* Glass stick hologram not available due to narrow tool design.