I started making these because my Dad is one of the world's BEST Plectrum Banjo Players....LOL!!!!
I thought it would be very cool to have him play with a sterling silver pick! I recently had the opportunity to make up a quantity for the Arizona Banjo & Ukulele Blast, each inscribed/engraved with the Arizona Banjo & Ukulele Blast & date and set up as pendants for those who wish to gift them to their spouses..;-)
These are handcut, hand tempered, hand hammered with hammered initials (Runes) or 'bright-line' engraved by me... the edges are rounded , very smooth and the temper is hard enough to not dent, or have a permanent bend, but also flexible enough not to 'twang' like some metal picks can. ( unless of course, you choose to 'twang it'..:-)
Since I make my own, they can be slightly altered in size, shape or ornamented in other ways. Right now I have these as examples; Simply mirror polished, Polished & engraved with Script, Hammered, Hammered with Runes hand hammered in, with either bright or antiqued finishes. I start with thicker material than most that are available because I heat & hammer them to temper them & don't want to end up with a paperthin pick. These should last a lifetime, even if you play like Harry Chapin...:-)
The hammered ( 60.00) & the non-hammered (50.00) have different costs according to what is wanted, ie; if you want RUNE symbols, they are $1 each character, if you want an engraved, interlocking 3 initial monogram it is $10.00 extra, sayings or multiple words depend on how many characters & how they will fit on the pick. I welcome custom orders for these as they make perfect gifts for those who play or for those who would like to give a gift of one setup as a pendant (the price is the same). I am not a manufacturing company, so I make them up as they are ordered. My turn-around time on them right now is 3 days.
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