Meet “Skip” Brack, owner/tool buyer for Liberty Tool in Liberty, Maine. He gets it.
It’s a safe bet that Skip is from the school of thought that values quality over quantity. A single well-made tool should last a lifetime (or more). And, with these tools you should be able to produce something that is equal in durability.
If you aren’t lucky enough to visit Liberty, ME, you can visit the Liberty Tool Company’s website and buy a selection of useable hand tools online, for very affordable prices.
“You really have a vibrant group of artists and crafts people who will play a major role in the future in the terms of sustainable economies because they are able to use tools.”