Each handcrafted wood pen made by Nick uses one of these fine metals. If you don't find the combination of pen style, wood choice and fine metal that you are looking for, then don't hesitate to Contact Us so we can custom make a pen for you.
24kt Upgrade Gold: All gold plating used on Nick's Wood Gifts pens is 24k "upgrade gold". Upgrade means that the parts are plated using the rack method and that small amounts of cobalt or palladium are added to the plating chemicals. This enhances the durability of the gold plating. This plating does not last forever but it wears a lot better than standard 24k plated parts. 24kt Gold Wood Gifts
Titanium Gold: Titanium plating produces an extremely durable finish; possibly the most durable finish. The process uses what is called PVD (particle vapor deposition). Titanium oxide matched to the color of the gold is molecularly bonded to the part and the 24k gold is bonded (sputtered) on the parts to achieve a color match to the other gold parts. The parts are again re-plated after this step. The final result is that the parts will virtually never show wear. Gold Titanium Wood Gifts
Black Titanium: This is a titanium oxide molecularly bonded (PVD) process. This plating is unbelievably hard and durable and much tougher than titanium nitride. It will last for many, many years. Black Titanium Wood Gifts
Chrome and Black Chrome: This is an extremely durable plating. Under normal use this plating should hold up for many years. Chrome Wood Gifts
Platinum: This is also a very durable hard plating. Our supplier uses real platinum rather than rhodium and it should be expected to hold up under normal careful use for many years. Platinum Wood Gifts