"The Spartans don't ask how many enemies, but where are they."
The Wait Is Over.
After the first prototype in summer of 2019,
the Hoplite attracted much attention due to its eye-catching looks.
Some would describe it as a snakeskin pattern, while others like camo.
The first couple of Hoplites were eagerly purchased for over $50 each at auctions,
and after a year-long wait - They're finally available as a limited edition.
What Are You Made Of
These original Hoplites are composed of a translucent resin
with brass & copper micro-mesh which give it its distinct appearance.
This material is on the softer side however so we recommend these for more casual use.
Like the great majority of our guitar picks,
these are also precision-cut & handmade in small batches
to preserve quality in terms of consistency & attention-to-detail.
Each pick is meticulously sanded by hand to get a smooth satin finish all around.
The profile of this pick is tapered so despite being 3.5mm thick
it gradually comes to a sharp point that's about 1.5mm.
The beveling is also done by hand to remove any hard edges,
and with a minimal design to allow the pick to wear-in for a longer time (durability).
The satin finish not only feels like velvet to the touch
but adds to the grip characteristics which are also aided
by a proprietary coating that's added to our picks.
This coating not only adds grip, but also repels moisture & brings out the colors of the material.
One last feature which you'll find on many Iron Age picks
is that the engravings on these Hoplites also have a UV glow.
If they're exposed to sunlight for about half a minute,
they will emit an aqua blue glow.
This effect is greatly increased with exposure to UV black-lights.
The shape & size of the Hoplite is definitely on the smaller side,
leaning more towards the traditional red jazz3 picks but with a longer & sharper point.
The dimensions are approximately: 26.5*23*5mm
1st Phalanx of 2021
For this first batch we are only offering 20 original picks !
Each pick is sold individually.
None of these materials are stocked on our shelves,
and we have many other projects pending too,
so these are it.
Once they're gone,
there's no guarantee on when the next batch will come.
So what are you waiting for?
Come & Take Them!
New 1.5mm Ultem Picks, May 2021
"Greeks don't fight like heroes, heroes fight like Greeks."
“Quality is never an accident.
It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.
It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
~William A. Foster (MOH Recipient, 1945)
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