1 3/16" tip to tip -
This is what they looked and felt like back when I first started making V-Picks. I would draw them onto a piece of material with a sharpie marker. Then I would cut them out by hand with a Dremel saw or a hack saw! (yes, I was worried about cutting off a finger!) Then I would take them to the grinder and get them as close as I could to proper size. We had a kid named Jocko cleaning the auto repair shop at night and he would take my picks to high school for me and buff them in shop class. So, while he had these, I would usually have a few unbuffed ones that I would use. I liked the looks of them when they were buffed, but I just fell in love with the sound of the more textured edges. I finally sounded just like Brian May! LOL
As the years went on, I learned how to make picks and techniques changed dramatically. However, I still have some old friends that ask about those old original picks and are they still around and can I duplicate them again. This is what this V-Pick model is all about. This is the closest I can come to those old picks I made back in the '80s without lopping off a finger. They are very organic feeling, looking and sounding. I LOVE them.