FINAL INVENTORY! We’ll start with a modest sale on Whole Sets. Get ’em while we’ve got ’em. This is something of a gamble. Yes, I will drop the prices further on remaining sets, but how long the sets remain for further price reduction is anyone’s guess. In some sizes we have bunches, in others only a couple dozen sets are in the bins. Enjoy!
Note: the last photo is an example of deep blue & clear coating on Payne Replicas.
Our nickel silver ferrules are machined from solid 12% nickel silver bar stock. These ferrules feature simple, traditional good looks in the ever popular Swiss-style. The females have a simple welt and the males have a single, decorative groove machined in the center of the shoulder. Our ferrules have won popular approval because they combine exceptional affordability with the highest quality machining. Due to the high volume of production and innovative machining techniques, we can offer these ferrules at prices far less than tube-stock ferrules. What’s better than a beautiful, superbly-functional product that costs less? Only ice cream. And maybe not even that.
Ferrule sets can be blued. When we blue, we mask the tabs and they will remain bright; this is the traditional approach, and it allows you to feather the tabs before mounting the ferrules.
Whole sets: two males, one female.
Half sets: one male, one female.
Whole or Half Set? Here’s the quick explanation:
If you have a two piece blank with only one tip, you need a half set. The female ferrule mounts on the butt section; the male on the tip section. If you have a two piece blank with two tips, that’s when you need a whole set so you have the female for the butt, and one male for each of the tips. Bamboo rods are most often made with a spare tip, so somehow a “whole” set wound up designating the complete set needed for the more common two piece, two tip rod. The half set then winds up being what you need for a one tip rod…or any other place you need just a single female and a single male, e.g., at the lower joint on a three piece rod where you need a half set between the butt and the mid sections.
Another way of thinking of this…
If you have a 2/1 rod (two rod sections, one tip) you need a half set.
If you have a 2/2 rod (two rod sections, two tips) you need a whole set.
If you have a 3/1 rod (three rod sections, one tip), you need two half sets…one half set each for the butt/mid joint and for the mid/tip joint.
If you have a 3/2 rod (three rod sections, two tips), then you need a half set for the butt/mid joint and a whole set for the mid/tip joint.
This pattern extends for 4/1 rods, 4/2 rods, and so on.
Hey there, you’ve found another Easter Egg! This is Easter Egg #5. If you order 12 sets (not single male/female parts, but Half or Whole Sets), we’ll add the baker’s dozenth set for free! Our choice of sizes and our choice of Whole or Half Set. If you order mostly Half Sets, expect a Half Set. If you order mostly Whole Sets, you may receive a Whole Set. You must order a dozen sets of THESE Golden Witch/Arcane Component Works ferrules and you must request Easter Egg #5 in the comments section of your order; other brands of ferrules are NOT part of this Easter Egg deal. If you can’t find the comments section, you’re probably not suffering from Man Eyes (as my wife calls this selective form of blindness), but you are probably ordering from a phone and not a computer. There are technological limits that remain undefeated. Just email us IMMEDIATELY after you place an order and mention the Easter Egg #5 if you can’t find the comments section of the order form. Thanks!
If you haven’t found our Ferrule Advice ramble yet, you might want to scoot over there and read through everything, especially if you’re new to ferrules and ferruling. https://www.goldenwitch.com/2017/10/25/ferrule-advice/