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    You Be The Judge

    Which on would you prefer as a customer?
    The Satin finish with a soft warm wood look and feel or the Gloss finish with a cold hard plastic look and feel?

    Les


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    Both look really good, but my preference is the satin finish I find it more pleasing personally.
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    number 2, the pen will get enough wear and Im sure over time loose some of its sheen if the owner uses it a lot.
    I also think number 2 with the higher sheen looks better.
    if the customer balks at either one, let me know, Ill take youre throwaways.
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    I prefer the satin finish Les. Nothing wrong with shiny, just my personal preference for nice figured wood.

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    To use - the satin.
    To look at - the high sheen.

    I'm going to disagree with Allen, I think that if its used a lot the high sheen will end up with variable sheen (softer at the wear points) and end up blotchier looking in the long run. If its just a desk toy the high sheen would imho look better.

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    I like them both. Each finish will have there likers and dis-likers. I find even my own tastes change depending how much beer I'm working on
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    I really like both finishes, but for a high-end pen I lean toward the glossy finish. I've never seen a satin finish on a Mont Blanc.
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    cant believe anyone is agreeing with me here, I take comfort in knowing whenever I offer an opinion everyone else sees differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    number 2, the pen will get enough wear and Im sure over time loose some of its sheen if the owner uses it a lot.
    I also think number 2 with the higher sheen looks better.
    if the customer balks at either one, let me know, Ill take youre throwaways.
    I'm with Allen all the way!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I really like both finishes, but for a high-end pen I lean toward the glossy finish. I've never seen a satin finish on a Mont Blanc.
    Come on over I have two satin finish Mont Blancs. However, they are silver, not plastic.

    On practically everything I prefer satin (even chairs). I guess I am old enough to remember all of the cheap shiny plastic items from the stone age.

    Now, to make a liar out of myself, I do like a shiny black Tesla, Rolls, Jag, etc. But I have never owned one(*) because the sun's heat is really absorbed by black. The least smudge on a black car shows up and looks like heck. Black cars usually have black, butt burning seats.

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