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Wed, 9 Feb 2011 20:25:27 -0800
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(been out of commission a while)

In December, I went to the local art supply store (Bates) to restock on single-edge razor blades, and bought a box of 100 as usual.

After using a few, I realized to my surprise that they were dull.  It's not the brand I had normally been getting (in a red & black box - why didn't I save it?).  Bates ordered me some from X-acto. Those, too, were pretty dull.  Apparently, few people use them anymore.  (??)

I didn't realize that this basic tool, which I carry everywhere in lieu of a knife, was going extinct.  

Does anyone know what brand used to come in a red and black box?  
Or what kind you use that are sharp?


Liz Day
Indiana, USA


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