Well I just got an email from a customer who is looking for an Agate Stripping Guide in a size 12 with a black Agate! Well I don’t have any black agates and in the course of our email communications he mentioned that he was working on a Sage graphite rod!… Well… I remembered that I have a whole bunch of the original Sage type stripping guides, the ones that they used back until a few years ago! These were chromed and had a ceramic insert, I beleive they were from Hopkins and Holloway. So anyway I thought I would let my customer know I had them and then the thought came to me that he was wishing for a nickle silver frame… no … you really can’t … well there’s the challange! Let’s see if we can cut the ceramic ring out and rebuild it… we can make it better… stronger… lower profile… we have the technology! Oh sorry I’m getting carried away here! Well long story short here is what I came up with, like they say a picture is worth a thousand words!
From the R&D department of the J. E. Arguello Rod Company!
Well what do you think?