Brand new for us at Inscriber, we now have the World's Best desk accessories - El Casco. The adjective 'World's Best' can be overused, misused and abused, but in the above context, I actually think it could be an understatement.
Made by hand in the Basque region of Spain (which is right near the border of France and is basically a little region of separatists...the Basque language is about the only one in the world that can't be linked to any other so they like to do things differently) the quality is amazing.
You can read about their manufacturing process for, as an example, a stapler, but to sum it up, all parts are hand-ground and inspected for quality separately. They are then individually machined. They are then assembled to make sure that they are all calibrated properly. They are then disassembled (!), laser-engraved, polished (by hand) six times (!!) to a mirror finish (in other words 'wow...shiny') and then re-inspected.
All pieces are then plated with 5 different metals, inspected, assembled and packaged. This final person in the process has to wear special gloves so that the final product is totally unblemished. I can sympathise with this - to quote Sarah, you may "
But they're not just lovely, amazing, shiny things; they work incredibly well and ooze quality out of every six-times polished facet. So check El Casco out, if for no other reason than that dedication to quality of this magnitude deserves acknowledgement.