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This GERmanikure crystal glass 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 are 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.
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.
Unlike “lemon zester” type pedicure files that gouge and dig into the callused skin surface, the crystal glass pedicure bar gently removes dead skin cells layer by layer, without gouging. This minimizes the risk of damage to the living tissue underneath the callus. The flat surface of this file is etched with permanent texture also, making it a good choice for filing and finishing toenails as well. 165mm (6.5 in) long, 5mm thick.
Designed for smoothing nail edges, the inner curve of this moon file has a shallow groove cut into it. The etched texture in this curve shapes the nail file edge quickly and effortlessly as the nail is swept through the groove. A foolproof way to perfectly edge and shape your nails, this crystal glass moon file provides a superior smooth nail in only a few strokes. 90mm (3.5 in) long, 3mm thick.
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.
Philosophy behind GERmanikure glass nail files
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“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 snag-free 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 these thick bohemian glass files are crafted of the finest hardened Czech crystal and designed to last for decades, GERmanikure goes a step further. This set comes complete with a custom fitted leather tie case to keep all the tools together and provide additional protection. Leather is naturally cushioning and dehumidifying. The case will prevent damage to the files when they are not in use as well as additional shock absorption in case the set is accidentally dropped when not in use. There is room for one additional narrow tool in this case, such as a pusher, cleaner, tweezer, or similar. Size: 7cm wide x 17.5cm (approximately 2.5 inch x 7 inch) tall when closed, and 14.5cm wide x 17.5cm (approximately 5.5in x 7in) when open.
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.