Thursday, August 22, 2013
A small domestic mystery (The Case of the Missing Scissors) sent me to Henry Westpfal & Company (115 W. 25th) yesterday afternoon. Purveyors of knives, cutlery, sewing & leatherworking tools since 1874, Westpfal's are best known for their blade-sharpening services. Who wouldn't want to be a customer of a place with a sign like this? I sought advice from the cheery ladies at the front of the shop and now have a brand new carbon steel, lifetime-guaranteed pair of dressmaker's scissors. I'm sure this will bring the lost pair skulking out of some hidden corner, but it will be too late for them to try and curry favor. Downgraded to permanent reserve status now, the sneaky bastards. Hah.