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Looking for the best tools from various cultures

Hi all, I am looking for examples of the best jewelers tools from
different cultures. For instance I like Indian soldering tweezers
that are solidly built and don’t burn your hands, Indian pliers which
have straight arms and thus more leverage than western pliers. I like
Chinese hand forged blacksmithed Wok Cooking plier/tongs for holding
ingots for pouring metal. And so on.

If you have a favorite tool from a non-western culture please let me
know. You can send me images off list to @Charles_Lewton-Brai1. I am
also interested in sources for such tools. (a ‘World tools’ project)

so, any culturally or geographically specirfic tool worldwide that
is special or cool-I’m interested in it.

best Charles

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