Our company owner Steve 'Eagle' Noon, first discovered and started importing The 'aLasKa Pik' from the USA over a decade ago. Since that date, we have introduced the unique 'Over the finger, under the nail' pick to hundreds of our customers. If you fancy trying them, we have tried below, to make it easy here for you to choose the correct sized set. Please read on, for user and 'manicure' instructions.
Easy guide sizing: The PLASTIC aLasKa Piks come in four sizes, small, medium, large and extra large
- If you have average size hands, choose medium size for your fingers and large for your thumb
- If you have large size hands, choose large for your fingers and extra large for your thumb
Please Note: if you order the wrong size, just send them back with a note to explain your problem and we shall exchange them for you. It will only cost you the postage to do this.
aLasKa Piks are priced individually. (The picture shows a 'set' of plastic picks being used)
Here are the user and manicure instructions writen by the makers. Please also see the 'Red' aLaska PiK photopraph on this page:-
1. aLasKa Pik's TM. plastic and brass picks can be manicured to a preferred length:( Plastic) use nail clippers, files etc. (Brass) use file or grinder. To manicure ...Place pick securely ''over the finger, under the nail'' decide the length desired , then clip and file. 'For a side of the fingernail attack, remove plastic at indicator #1 in the photograph
2. To match the curvature of the user's flesh under the nail area, file on the backside of the picking surface (indicator #2 in the photograph) This adds security. This should be done before changing length.
3. To un-stiffen pick (plastic) remove all or part of the pressure band (indicator #3). For added comfort file smooth all uncomfortable edges. The brass pressure band should be bent inward. This creates tension on top of the fingernail (indicator #3 in the photograph)
4. Some fingernails may need to be manicured for best fit, especially the outer edges.
5. For the aLasKa PiK to work, you need to have a short length of natural nail. When you manicure your 'broken' nails, remove as little natural nail as possible when damage occurs