We have just uploaded the Cambridge Hybrids pen kits onto the website.
They are competitively priced starting at Just $20/kit ($25/kit if you buy them individually). Were probably cheaper than any other pen kit seller in the world.
Plating of the pen is Gold Titanium with Rhodium highlights. Available in Fountain pen and Rollerball versions. The fountain pen features a Iridium Point Germany nib.
This pen kit is made in Taiwan to high specification especially for Timberbits.
Regarding the plating, some have asked about why we have brought them in Rhodium rather than Sterling silver plating. The reason is sterling silver is now rarely used in pen making. Sterling silver is an extremely cheap metal plating compared to Rhodium. Sterling silver is less that a $30 an ounce compared to over $2,500 an ounce for Rhodium. Sterling silver is getting used less and less as a pen plating because sterling silver will tarnish over time (have a look at your sterling silver spoons – do you need to polish them?). Rhodium will not tarnish over time.
This pen kits is made from solid brass pieces. This is the Cambridge Hybrid version – not the standard Cambridge with plastic grip and plastic end cap. The only plastic bit used in this kits is for the female thread in the cap. It is necessary to use the nylon thread because it helps the lid secure the pen in place. A metal on metal thread will result in the plating wearing away very quickly.
Compare our prices, you won’t find a better deal else where.