January 22, 2012
A stapler to conjure with
Wrote reader Scott, "If you can find one of these, you'll be spoiled for life."
Just looking at it, I fell in love.
From an April 26, 2007 Stapler of the Week post: "I love plier staplers. It's sort of hard to describe it but they appeal to my primal "right to bear arms" instincts. The Faber-Castell FC-1 I have at work had been once chained to a receiving desk but I always imagine it holstered at my side, my stapler finger twitching just a bit. Back to the point, the FC-1 has the distinction of being designed and manufactured by ISABERGS VERKSTADS AB, Hestra, Sweden. It and just about every other stapler plier that looks like it are SWEDISH!!! The percentage of Swede in me brims with pride and amazement at the fact that Sweden is even in the stapler market, let alone has nearly cornered the market on shiny chrome plier staplers. I use one at work because it also has the distinction of using a full strip of standard staples, meaning I can dip into the office supply... shhh!"
A comment on the Stapler of the Week post: "I love ours. We are able to lock it down so that our students don't steal it like they had once a month. This one was donated and has been locked down for a year. It is funny because we had to put a sign up that says 'Yes, this is a stapler.' We also had to add large yellow labels on it that say 'Stapler.'"
On a whim I had my Crack Research Team®™© see if they could find one: what do you know, they did:
The Etsy description of the stapler, pictured just above and below: "Ever popular Faber-Castell grip heavy duty stapler, made in Sweden of stainless steel for quality and durability. Beautiful tool! Smooth operation. Great gift for the man in your life ... or better yet for you. Easy operation, however the grip is a bit of a stretch for me. This has been used but is still in very good condition with just a few tiny scratches."
To see the little stamped oil can on top indicating where to lubricate the device is to become totally smitten if you're like me.
Fyi, I paid $24.99 with free shipping.
January 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink
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