A nicer cigar style pen

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I've made a fair amount of cigar pens and will have several available for my first craft show.

I tend to think of cigars as a low end pen, but I thought if change it up as put a nice burl on a good plating cigar kit to see if I could make something nicer.

This is a cherry burl from the Nittanylion.
 

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Cigars always sold well for me. They were just the perfect hand fit for some people and virtually sold themselves. Nice job, decidedly not low end!
 

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probably the best seller i have had over my 2 years doing this. they are good looking, work well, the PSI click cigar is one of the best mechanisms out there. very smooth. and with 2 barrels and good size they can be decorated in almost any manner. in addition you can get them in pen, fountain, roller ball and 2 styles of pencil. "low end" i think not. great pen and one of the most durable as well. love them
 
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Dan,

No offense, but do really think this is a low end pen?
Yours is very nice looking; I have made several cherry burls in cigar.
Ben
 

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Very nice pen Dan. I wish the cigar kits came with better looking clips. I think this would make a huge difference.
 

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I wish the cigar kits came with better looking clips. I think this would make a huge difference.
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I would be inclined to agree on this. What I would like to see is the clip on the Ultra, be offer with the Ti nitrate kits, or just something a little more stylish.
Ben
 

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Very nice pen Dan. I wish the cigar kits came with better looking clips. I think this would make a huge difference.
there are several options for using other clips on the cigar pens. a euro clip will work, (you may have to adjust the upper diameter a tad). the threads are the same as cigar and there are a variety of clips for those. in addition, woodpenpro in Hawaii have some special clips specifically for cigars.
 

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Low end would be $30

I decided to sell most of my chrome cigars for $40. This one for $60.

I've sold cigars for less in the past.

To be clear, what I mean is comparing a cigar to a roller or fountain. Not slim.

When I see a beautiful blank my tendency is to think rollerball / fountain.

Not everybody wants one of those kind of pens though!
 
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I've made a fair amount of cigar pens and will have several available for my first craft show.

I tend to think of cigars as a low end pen,
Hi Dan; I'm curious to know what's your definition of a low end pen in terms of $$'s.

I sell my Cigar pens in Ti platings for $55! Is that low end?:smile-big:

With half of the ones I sell being $150+ RBs and FPs, I'd call it a "High-End low-end pen". :biggrin:

It's all in your perspective.
 

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99 percent of my inventory is cigar or big ben. I just, this last week, started back to the Slimline. My IAP friend, Frank, gave me an idea on how to make them took attractive.Pens - #284 11-15-13 Padauk So Africa Cross Style.jpg

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A bic is a low-end pen.

Once we reach "hand-made", the average purchaser believes their purchase is NOT low-end.

Just a word of warning as you step into selling pens---they are ALL "one of a kind" writing instruments. You might call some "entry level", but I would be very careful NOT to say "low end".

FWIW,
Ed
 
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