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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    Opinions Needed

    What plating would you use for this Sierra Guinea Fowl Feather pen blank?

    Which end of the blank would you place at the nib end so that the quill end of the feathers are pointing towards the nib?


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    My vote would be gold. and yes, quill toward nib.

    Nice looking blanks.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I think black titanium hardware would look good. It looks like the feathers were cast pointed in both directions. Is that correct? If so, I suspect either end for the nib would look about the same as the other way around.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Black Titanium and I would say either end.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    I generally go with gold for almost everything. But, this time, I'll agree that black Ti is the choice. And, yes, the feathers seem to go both ways. Don't sweat direction. Interesting blank. Be sure to post a pic of finished pen.
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