Just Some Palette Knives
At the bottom of a two dollar box of items from the auction were these three palette knives. There's really nothing special about them. They're just palette knives. But after holding them, feeling their weight and how smooth the surface of the handle is, and seeing the little bits of ink left on them and the corner that chipped away from what I imagine to have been a losing battle with a metal can, they seem to move beyond just being palette knives. They've proven their worth, they've stood the test of time and they have a story.