At the behest of Golden Witch, Pac Bay has developed bronze-finished snakes and tip tops. Using a process substantially similar to that used in making their outstanding TiCH snakes, they created an English Bronze-tone finish that is both durable and beautiful. Unlike traditional English Bronze finishes, Pac Bay’s process produced a finish that won’t quickly wear off at points of line contact. This process also made it possible to match bronzed snakes with tip tops of the same finish. Please consider the color carefully. Recent batches are a shade lighter than the original batch, so they have a coppery cast to them as pictured in the photos. Some rodmakers love these, especially when using copper colored threads, but some don’t. While we’re always happy to accept prompt returns and/or exchanges on non-custom products like these, we want you to know what you’re getting into in advance to minimize this possibility.