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I have a Leighton Denny and a generic one I picked up cheap in t k maxx. Beyond the fact the cheap one looks a bit pink and sparkly for my taste I can't tell the difference. I'm not a nail pro by any means but the results look the same to me. Had both a couple of years now and would never go back to disposable files!
I bought a cheap crystal file about 9 years ago in Camden market and I'd never seen one before. It's been dropped a few times over the years so isn't full length any more but is still the best nail file I own.
Other versions have never done the job at all (Claire's Accessories one barely filed my nails) but I should get a replacement so I'll look into the ones mentioned here.
I bought cheap ones and found them a poor substitute for a good crystal nail file - they weren't as finely "granulated"? Also, they wore out along the sides quickly. Maybe they were glass instead of crystal?
Anyway, the best ones I have bought are Manicare (in Australia) and Leighton Denny (in UK).