What is a good, quality hand tool company?
I’m done with Chinese made hand tools, including newer Craftsman stuff, because of a huge array of problems I have had with quality (everything from shitty metallurgy to inconsistent sizing of parts).
I do a lot of work that requires an array of hand tools, from woodworking and gunsmithing to home repairs and DIY stuff, and most of the tools I have just aren’t doing the job anymore and I want to replace them with high quality replacements. I’m thinking about buying up a supply of high-quality (with prices to match) American and European-made tools from the early to mid 20th century, to cover my basics, but before I do that, I’d like to know what modern brands aren’t shit-tacular quality these days. Can any of my handyman (or woman) Flutherbuddies give me some suggestions?