Bear Tooth Woods is proud to exclusively offer kits from Berea Hardwoods, the
top name in pen making kits.
The following is an excerpt from the Berea Hardwoods catalog No. 10. Used
with permission. Copyright Berea Hardwoods 2005.
The Berea Hardwoods brand kits are not the same as the "discount" kits,
the generic kits or kits for people "on a budget" kits.
All these terms are very often used as a nice way to say poorly made and
inferior kits. We attempt to offer kits that are well engineered, designed and
It would be very easy for us to cheapen the kits and sell them at a lower
price. There are many ways to do this such as using a cheap tumbler 24K "epoxy"
coated plating or to use less durable twist mechanisms to put less ink in our
refills or use cheaper center rings and clips etc.
When we use 24k plating we use an upgraded 24k gold "rack" plating where each
part is individually plated on a "plating tree". We offer a wide range of
superior plating such as titanium gold, black titanium, rose gold, real
platinum, solid sterling silver, heavy sterling plate and chrome.
Our twist mechanisms are premium heavy duty ones. We employ good engieering
to our kits to make them durable and able to function properly for many years.
We make and design parts that look crisp and attractive. A good example is our
Flat Top American Ballpoint. On this kit we drop the twist mcechanism down from
the top of the pen. This method provides for superior durability and function.
The center ring on this kit is in three pieces and the black band is acrylic.
This provides for a crisper look as well as increased durability.
We also make every attempt to provide superior tooling such as industrial
quality parabolic drills, precision made bushings and mandrels.
DESIGNED FOR THE KIT MAKER
Many of our kits have been engineered and designed by us specifically for
kit makers and are not taken from generic pens meant for volume inexpensive pens
[made] in Asia.
FROM THE FIRST TIME PEN MAKER TO THE ADVANCED VETERAN WE ARE HERE TO HELP
YOU AND PROVIDE YOU WITH QUALITY KITS THAT YOU CAN BE PROUD TO MAKE.
Jim [the owner of Berea Hardwoods]