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Old 03-25-2018, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Do the high end pen kits use higher quality mechanical components, or is the higher cost associated with the platings, etc?
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With due respect to your concern/question which is completely reasonable, I think it depends on the particular pen kit you are considering. . If you wish to PM me I would be happy to comment on those kits with which I am familiar.
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Been discussed many times here. Here are a few threads that have some good reading in.

What is high end


Help finding a REALLY High End Kit


When did Chrome plating become high end???
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The more costly kits generally have more ornamentation, are probably produced in lower volume and usually have higher value platings. Spread out over the universe of pen making, those kits make up a tiny portion of the total kits sold.
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Maybe I need to ask this another way. What kits have high quality components in them? I'm getting ready to do a wedding set and want the internals to be of a higher quality than you usually get with the Chinese components.
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In general, kits from Dayacom are considered to be high quality plating and components. Ed ad Dawn at Exotic blanks just got their Dayacom shipment in.

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Maybe I need to ask this another way. What kits have high quality components in them? I'm getting ready to do a wedding set and want the internals to be of a higher quality than you usually get with the Chinese components.
I'd give a good long look to the Beaufort Ink kits like the Mistral. They're available in the US from Signature Pen Supply. A little different than the various "Jr" based pens and I think one of the better kits on the market right now.
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X2 on Beaufort. I find most of the Dayacom “high end” kits to be gaudy. That’s fine if you or the end user likes flashy things but not my style.
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"High End" is a subjective term. Here is a couple I did for my Nephew and his bride. Majestic and Majestic JR from PSI. To me the majestic line matches any highend line out there.
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Thanks to all for the replies. I'm going to looking out some of the kits mentioned. Clockman, that's a fine set of pens you did there!
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