Well first of all I will bore you with the background! My mother used to tell me when I was young, that I had inherited her nail shape of "Filbert" nails. I used to think she didn't know what she was talking about and dismissed it. Sadly, I lost my mum this year at almost 100 years of age!! :cry: But ....off I went to college to train to be a nail tech. When the tutor was describing the 4 or 5 basic nail shapes, she said there was one other most desirable shape and that someone in the class had them. They were called Filbert nails!! I think you've guessed it. It was me!! I was sooooo embarrassed but quite chuffed really that my mum did know after all. My tutor also said that she had not seen a full set in almost 10 years. Has anyone ever heard of them and are they very common? I'd be interested to know. Apparently they are so-called after the Filbert nut which I think originates in Asia. Love to hear from you. :hug: Sorry to drag this out!!