The winters here seem to get drier and drier, and I notice fret-sprout quite a bit these days. Can anyone recommend a decent, not made-of-gold fret end file? (Preferably one that you have used or owned.)
I've got a couple I made using cheap Harbor Freight triangle files, and then grinding off the sharp points. I picked that up from one book or the other... maybe Dan Erlewine but I don't remember. Either way, those have held up pretty well for me for years.
As for something premade, I can't help you there but I'm sure somebody else will chime in with a good recommendation.