i've been on a tool sharpening obsession lately. so bastard files. why do so many people use them without the handle? isnt is safer with the handle? or do handles fall off and simply never get replaced?
i just bought a new 12" bastard file, and i'm contemplating the buying the handles.
on a side note..a USA made bastard file is a rare bird. i bought then last Nicholson at my local hardware joint. the rest are from overseas..or mexico.