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    Wow. Thanks for sharing, but I think I will sell my lathe now. Those are some pretty impressive pens with impresive price tags to match.
    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciscokid View Post
    ... with impresive price tags to match.
    don't they know there is a recession on?

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    Everyone at work keeps telling me my pens are too cheap, now I know why.

    At least if anyone complains in the other direction, we can tell them to comparison shop there. Sure helps keep our prices up. Honestly though, I've seen some better pens here than those.

    What we need though, is a way to customise the kit parts a bit more, as that (apart from the expensive materials on some) is all that differentiates these from ours.

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    Very nice and a great price tag.

    Have a look at this one for the son of a knife maker went pro at 18

    http://www.tighepen.com/

    We all have lots to learn me thinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerangInfo View Post

    What we need though, is a way to customise the kit parts a bit more, as that (apart from the expensive materials on some) is all that differentiates these from ours.

    Russell.
    Russell, that's a bit like GMH saying "all we need to build a BMW is a different badge"!

    Those pens are not built with Chinese kits me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simomatra View Post
    Very nice and a great price tag.

    Have a look at this one for the son of a knife maker went pro at 18

    http://www.tighepen.com/

    We all have lots to learn me thinks
    Awesome Sam, you are so right

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    I think it take a bit more time and experience, not to mention equipment and space to make them metal pens.

    I really like the Damascus Steel pens. I would assume they would all be hand forged and folded.

    I tell you what but, you wouldn't have any problems with the plating rubbing or chipping off.

    Having a Skippy stainless pen in my hand, I am thinking about getting a metal lathe. Only problems is I don't know how to use one, especially the threading side of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simomatra View Post
    Very nice and a great price tag.

    Have a look at this one for the son of a knife maker went pro at 18

    http://www.tighepen.com/

    We all have lots to learn me thinks
    See now those are a bit more impressive.

    Sorry Fred, while they may not be built with chinese kits, I'll never buy a BMW either.

    But then, those expensive figurines etc put out continuously by the factories at Franklin Mint and sold for hundreds of $$ each, and people buy them too. Guess I'm just the odd man out on what I consider value for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerangInfo View Post
    See now those are a bit more impressive.

    Sorry Fred, while they may not be built with chinese kits, I'll never buy a BMW either.

    But then, those expensive figurines etc put out continuously by the factories at Franklin Mint and sold for hundreds of $$ each, and people buy them too. Guess I'm just the odd man out on what I consider value for money.

    Russell.
    I think you are confusing craftmanship with "value for money".

    I wouldn't pay the price for one of those pens either, not would I buy a BMW, that doesn't stop one from admiring design and craftmanship.

    Like timberbits, I really admire Skiprats' pens, not because they cost thousands of dollars (they may or may not) but because of the sheer inventiveness and craftmanship.

    As for Franklin Mint, nuff said

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    I'm not saying I could make one of that level of skill, just saying when you see some stuff that people like Skiprat & Bruce Boone on IAP with his puzzle pen make, then some of those on the first site, such as the standard "olive wood" pen with their particular hardware (and it's basically the same hardware on all the wood ones) don't look that impressive.

    But then I guess Boone does get a mint for his stuff as well, so they are comparable. Maybe I generalised too much when I said I've seen stuff here that's better. I have, but it is not a common occurrence admittedly.

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    Can anyone tell me if these are completely hand crafted, or are some of them high end kits that are available? also is the Mokume Gane from M3 metal blanks or are they also hand cast.? Amos
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