The Fresh Cut Agatine JM Special™ Stripping Guides – PRODUCTION ON PAUSE




The Fresh Cut Agatine version of our JM Special™ – Now in our exclusive Hydro-Welded™ Cradle Frames!

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Product Description


Hi Folks, we are no longer producing this line – for the time being. Once the shop is moved and set up again, I expect to resume production on these and many other of our Golden Witch and Arcane Component Works parts. After an item is listed as ‘Production On Pause,’ please don’t request that we make an exception for you; the tools to make each paused item are already boxed up and ready to move in a shipping container. Thanks for your understanding and patience as we shift from a full-time operation to a semi-retired part-time operation. I expect our sabbatical will last the entirety of 2023, with operations firing up again in early 2024. – Russ


We present the “JM Special” series of guides.  One of our clients worked with ACW to create a new guide: vivid colors; a narrow, modern ring; a classic cradle frame.  9mm, 10mm, & 11mm.  These guides are ideal for making retro rods, or when a restoration calls for a new stripping guide.

Please note: As of February 2020 we are using our newly developed Hydro-Welded™ Cradle Frames to make these guides – vastly superior frames, and they are more expensive.  The photo gallery shows the first generation frames, but we’ll add a photo of the new cradles as soon as possible – the new frames are similar in appearance, but not identical, so please expect this.


Ring Availability:

  • 9mm – Bull’s Blood Agatine & Cherry Agatine
  • 10mm – Bull’s Blood Agatine & Cherry Agatine
  • 11mm – Bull’s Blood Agatine & Cherry Agatine

Frame Options:

  • Bright
  • Blued
  • Bronzed

One of these photos shows the new agatines matched up with fine silks.  These spools are Kimono’s #318 Geisha (itself a good match for the old “Chinese Red”) and #319 Hezza.  Respectively, they pair nicely with our Cherry Agatine and Bull’s Blood Agatine.


Be sure to read about the new agatines on our Ramblings post!

Made in the USA

For more info on the new frames, check out these two pages:

Hydro-Welded Guides

Hydro-Welded Guide Frames – Production Notes

Additional information

Agatine Color

Bull's Blood, Cherry


9mm, 10mm, 11mm