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Who Dares Wins
Will You Accept The Call To Adventure?
The journey of the hero is laden with trials & tribulations.
Only those with an iron will, faith, & steadfastness can see it to the very end. What awaits in the darkest depths of this journey is a face-off with the dragon. The dragon who might represent fear, pain, danger, or the dark side of yourself you might keep under lock & key.
The dragon scale plectrum is the remembrance of all you’ve overcome.
It’s the sword pulled from the stone for those who’ve slain & overcome fears. Freedom is on the other side. The will to win is what it takes.
This concept was first devised back in 2018 & the pick was the first of its kind as far as we knew. The aluminum hex encased in green glowing resin was a huge hit & consensus was to name it “the dragon scale”.
We felt that using aluminum at the playing tips wasn’t quite practical as the resin would wear faster & leave the aluminum sticking out of the pick. This was solved by using a new technique to craft a composite resin tip that we’ve used ever since. The result is both outstanding looks & functionality.
To maximize the durability of the Dragon Scale, we not only employed a hard resin tip but also a tapered profile instead of traditional beveling. This is to keep more material on the tip & have it wear-in to your natural playing angle over time.
In the grip department we have a full satin finish coupled with a blood red engraving to keep the pick in place & prevent it from rotating mid-song. The satin finish on the bevels also gives the slightest resistance when plucked across the strings (similar to that of a violin bow) & produces a nice tone.
As with other Iron Age picks, this one is no lightweight & is a solid 3.75mm in thickness. This actually aids in having a comfortable hold without strain & still retain optimal playability. Dimensions are: 29.5x28mm
This material was obtained a couple years back & unfortunately the Florida-based maker has gone silent since. We only managed to obtain four 6x6 inch plates, two of which are being offered here for a total of 15 picks.
Will the other 15 picks be offered as a 2nd batch? That’s the plan but it could be a while before we can get our hands on more of the resin for the composite tips. You can expect that 2nd batch late in the winter or in the spring of 2023.
What we have available today, is a very limited x15 Dragon Scales that are ready to ship. A symbol of hardships overcome & knowing that it can be done all over again!
…Everyone receives the call to adventure, but not everyone is ready or willing to take it.
Do you have what it takes?
Only one who has risked the fight with the dragon and is not overcome by it wins the “treasure hard to attain”. He alone has a genuine claim to self-confidence, for he has faced the dark ground of his self and thereby has gained himself.... for everything that menaced him from inside he has made his own. He has arrived at an inner certainty which makes him capable of self-reliance. (Carl Jung)
“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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