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buying regular,non-handled pick cores, which are very inexpensive,and in my opinion,create
a sturdy, long-lasting pick,(equal or better quality of most manufactured picks)
you also get the benefit that ,when the stainless steel core does eventually bend ,or break due to metal fatigue,(which will be sooner or later, depending on how often you pick.)
you can slit the shrink-tubing,recover,sand and re-use the handles.
in this case,i use a city bus wiper blade insert,but you can use a strip of aluminum,or pretty much any thin,rigid steel.