This crystal glass file 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 this file is chemically etched directly into the 3mm 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. Philosophy behind GERmanikure glass nail files
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Seal the Nail Surface
Nail files with a grit added to the surface exhibit sharp peaks and irregular valleys in the texture that can gouge or scratch the nail surface. Czech glass nail files are crafted with a uniform surface texture that results in a smooth, polished nail edge that reduces the risk of cracking and delamination. Don’t sand your nails, seal them.
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 high heat sterilizer. 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
Glass nail files work equally well wet or dry, on natural nails, acrylics, or even just rough, callused areas of skin. Whatever you want to smooth, these glass files are strong and durable enough to do the job.
Dual Direction Filing
Unlike single direction files that “sand” the nail, 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 polished; a nail that is filed with a “sanded” nail file have microscopically frayed edges.
Tough and Durable
Crystal glass files aren’t as brittle as you might think. The files are crafted of 3mm 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 crystal glass file from a short distance (such as counter height to floor) will, in most cases, not break the file.
This heirloom quality nail file is produced under patent in the Czech Republic. Look for the authentic holographic label containing the word "Patented" and an ID number on every file.
We believe 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.