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    You be the Judge and Jury

    Which one of these two Black Titanium and Platinum Sierra Elegant Beauties with Shredded Canadian Five Dollar Bills look the best?

    The first one has the blank and tube painted Mat Silver/Grey.

    The second one has the blank and tube painted Mat Black.

    Les



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    #2 by a landslide (says the guy who wishes he could make pens like that).

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    Les....they are both beautiful pens but I prefer the increased contrast in #2.
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    I, too, vote for #2. (Wouldn't kick either of them out of the pen case, though.)
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    number 1, it suits the over all look of the pen.

    number 2 is ok for contrast in the barrell, but not quite right over all for me.
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    Both are great, as usual, but I like the contrast of #2
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    i tend to like the the second one, it goes with the details of the engraved ring below it.
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    I agree with Larry - the black brings out the details in the engraved ring. Those same details are lost on the first one!

    Very nice work on both pens!
    Steve

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    Using the money for the background, the first one more resembles the intended theme. Larry's comments are spot on for the second one. They both are tremendous pens and show mastery in fit and finish. Personally would pick either one up and be more than satisfied with it being my pen in my pocket. Together, I like the sutle background of the first one, although I like the bold black, I would purchase the first over the second.
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    I'm with the majorite here. The contrast does it for me. It is like punching the grain on wood.

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