Different types of plating offer different benefits. Be sure to review plating information thoroughly so that the plating you choose will be the right one for you. 


Each type of plating has a wear resistance rating that indicates the durability and longevity of the plating.  A two star rating represents the majority of 24k value priced pens in the market place today.  24k pens are “flash” plated or in other words, the plating is extremely thin and in most cases is protected by a thin layer of epoxy.   A Five star rating indicates the plating thickness and durability is such that it will not wear off at any time for any reason.  This grade of plating is typically used on “high-end” pens.



Rhodium - Platinum Series          Wear Resistance: 5 star

Possibly nature’s most brilliant and durable precious metal, Rhodium is used by the worlds premier pen manufacturers to plate their very finest pens.  A member of the Platinum precious metals family, Rhodium sells for as much as $1,200.00 per troy ounce and is unmatched in brilliance and durability.  We guarantee the Rhodium plating on our Platinum Series pens to last a lifetime or your money back.



Titanium- Gold & Black          Wear Resistance: 5 Star

Titanium plating is very popular among seasoned pen turners as it offers superior wear resistance yet is less expensive than other precious metal plating.  Available in gold and black, we guarantee our Titanium plating to last a lifetime or your money back.



Satin Series          Wear Resistance: 4 Star

Satin Series pens undergo a special plating process that produces a matt-like finish that features a slight texture that looks and feels great.  This popular plating offers a unique alternative to traditional plating and is guaranteed to provide years of enjoyment.



Black Chrome          Wear Resistance: 3 1/2 Star


Black Chrome offers a unique alternative to traditional plating that works extremely well with lighter color woods.  The soft sheen and depth of color make Black Chrome a favourite.  Guaranteed to last several times longer than the 24k economy pens or your money back.












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