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JTI

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Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:54:40 PM »
So, getting some of the putters finished up has taken longer than i expected, this was though partly due to us taking on our first 'Bespoke' Edition putter. Ive managed to refrain from posting any pictures up till now but i couldnt do it any longer. So here it is, our first Bespoke Edition putter, it has been a pleasure working on this one, here is the specification as per the customers instructions:

It was made from a piece of 1018 Carbon steel with a slight goose neck to reduce the toe hang. It has an antique damascus insert, currently this is held in by crude temporary screws (these were knocked up by hand), but these will be replaced with hand made gold screws made from a 2mm diameter rod of gold. The insert still has to be browned to bring out the grain, but it was taken from a set of 100 year old gun barrels. It has a 24ct gold sightline ala phil mickelson, it has a 24ct gold ring around the top of the neck, and the ferrule was made from a rod of brass, this too has had some hand engraving on it. The sole of the putter has been hand engraved with small scroll engraving by one of the best engravers in the world who engraves $100,000 guns day in day out. My logo and the text on the putter has had 24ct gold inlay added by the engraver.

So the putter is almost complete, it needs to have the insert browned, the gold screws made and it needs to be colour case hardened which gives a dark blue colour with plenty of blue/green hues, this will really make the gold stand out.

Im extremely happy that we got to make this putter so early on in the companies life, and i think that it is a good demonstration of the skills the people working on the putters.

I hope everyone enjoys the pics, and as always, all opinions, questions and feedback welcome!


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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 04:20:45 PM »
Very nice! Really like the head style, neck and sole engraving.  One worry -- is it going to be too nice (and too pricey)  to play?
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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 04:35:49 PM »
Very nice! Really like the head style, neck and sole engraving.  One worry -- is it going to be too nice (and too pricey)  to play?

Thanks! Glad you like it. Yeah, it does almost seem a shame to use it...that being said, once colour case hardened its very resilient and the finish actually ages very nicely, so there is no reason it shouldn't be put in play.

Besides nothing concentrates the mind and makes you hit is close quite like having an expensive putter that you want to use for as few strokes as possible!

Certainly not too pricey to play, there are plenty of putters from other manufacturers that are as, if not more expensive than one of our bespoke putters.


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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 04:42:03 PM »
It sure is pretty - no doubt about that.  Interesting use of screws on the face.   And the sight line is really subtle Can't wait to see the final product.

Is that just a weight in the shaft picture ?  Or will that be set in the head as the spud ?
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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 04:45:43 PM »
It sure is pretty - no doubt about that.  Interesting use of screws on the face.   And the sight line is really subtle Can't wait to see the final product.

Is that just a weight in the shaft picture ?  Or will that be set in the head as the spud ?

That's the ferrule, it was made from brass. Rather than have no ferrule or a plastic ferrule we made one to complement the head.

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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 04:49:56 PM »
ah - couldn't tell from the pictures.  Interesting idea.  I assume that's handmade as well since the shaft is going in at an angle.
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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 04:53:10 PM »
ah - couldn't tell from the pictures.  Interesting idea.  I assume that's handmade as well since the shaft is going in at an angle.

Yep the whole of the putter has been done by hand, even the rough temporary screws were made by hand from a rod of steel.

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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 07:05:44 PM »
Stunning! Great job Jaime and crew.....

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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 08:19:22 PM »
WOW!  Tremendous looking putter, particularly the engraving on the sole.
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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010, 12:29:18 AM »
Built for Ari, or his son? Ari.....do you need a stepson? ;)

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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 09:52:33 AM »
Built for Ari, or his son? Ari.....do you need a stepson? ;)

Indeed....it would certainly have its advantages, would be access to quite a collection of clubs

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Re: Our first Bespoke Edition- almost finished
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 06:19:30 AM »
In case any of you were wondering how the engraving was done on the putter. The putter is held in a vice and then you use the push graver to remove the metal.