......but ended up blowing a large chunk of my tool budget on my lovely wife.....
Seriously now, I did.
I met up with a Spanish fellow, from the Oz WW forums, and we went to a place on the outskirts of Tokyo called "Machikan" it is a knife and tool shop.
They have some incredible tools there, as well as knives and even some old swords (which you need a VERY special license to buy........and a LARGE pile of money).
While there the young fellow behind the counter gave us a quick demo of Japanese knives..........
While we were there, I noticed they had some left handed scissors. My lovely wife is left handed and has always used right handed scissors in her left hand, which, after a while gives her a sore hand. She has wanted a pair of left handed scissors for a long time, but she is too........frugal........ to spend the cash.
Well they had a VERY nice set of scissors, in fact they would be called shears, hand made by a smith that was one of the best in the land, who, is now gone. His family gave up making left handed scissors after he died, I gather they are not easy to make.
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What did they cost, they cost me about $300, but they should easily last a lifetime.