My mom has a few letter openers and was kind enough to lend me one, a while ago, but it wasn't exactly my style and I've dreamed of the perfect letter opener for a long time. Earlier this year I bought my own, and it was not exactly what I had always dreamed of, a metal one with a horse or a fairy engraved on it (haha), but it is very beautiful in its own way, and has endured very well despite its fragile appearance.
It is made from wood- feels like balsa wood, but who knows?
I bought it from Crossroads Trade, when it was still a physical store in Coolidge Corner. Now it is an online-only store, that you can visit here.
I don't have very many special "mail" tools, so my letter opener is very special to me. Do you have any special mail tools?