There are two posts current on boondoggle tools, and cheap tools. How about a fancy, luxury tool thread?
I recently got a joinery knife from Hamilton Toolworks, in ebony. It’s just a wonderful tool to use, and to look at. Perfectly fitted, with a seamless ebony blade guard. Just gorgeous, works perfectly. But pricey.
Some things I don’t care about, as long as they do their jobs. I wear clothes until they disintegrate in the washer. My truck turns 20 next year. The AC doesn’t work, the windows stopped working, and it isn’t pretty. But I don’t care. But a really well made perfectly functioning hand tool is another matter.
Anyone got splurges they are happy with?