Handmade by J.L. Lawson & Co., this limited-production batch of spin tops is available only on Massdrop. Each top is made of solid copper and fitted with a tiny tungsten carbide bearing, which helps yield long spin times. With practice, these precision-machined tops will twirl on a flat surface for more than 5 minutes. For storage, grab the additional 5.9-ounce paperweight that doubles as a snug holder when you’re not using the top. Both feature horizontal grooves of different thicknesses, which add aesthetic flair and improve aerodynamics.
Note: At checkout, you can choose to purchase the solid copper paperweight (+ $40). This drop is limited to 50 units.
For Anthony Lawson, machining is a family affair. His grandfather—the namesake of J.L. Lawson & Co.—opened his first machine shop in 1950. Without the assistance of CNC computer technology, he taught the craft of hand-machining to his three sons. Today, under the guidance of his father, Anthony is learning the trade himself. J.L. Lawson & Co. produces not just tops but also beads, corkscrews, bottle openers, and other finely crafted metal goods to be passed down for generations.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 14, 2016 PT.
After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.