BJ CLASSIC COLLECTION started in the early 2000s.
P-501, one of the most famous models of the lineup,
harbors its soul through four-month-long production period.
Here we will introduce the complete process of P-501,
which starts from a piece of celluloid.
After the first “Gara”, we polish all parts carefully. We mix the abrasive powder with water and then malaxate.
By polishing the parts with this fine-grained high quality "mud," we are able to bring out the potential gloss of celluloid even more.
After polishing with “mud”, all of the parts will be put in an additional "Gara" twice, with a different composition for each time.
Normally a "Gara" process lasts 4-5 days, but we do it for more than a week. More precisely, it takes a week for front frames, and another week for temples.
As a reference point for placing hinges, we mount caulking pins on the temples.
With the core metal inside the temples, we balance the position of hinges and caulking pins.
The star-shape is not only for design, but for stabilizing hinges, as the edges of the pins will latch into the temples.
Our craftsmen place hinges onto the frames by using electric heated machines.
Again, 170ºC will be the key for the good results.
Our craftsmen look for the perfect timing and proceed through the process carefully.
We polish the joints with “mud” to balance out the connecting surface of fronts and temples.
After the second “mud” polishing, we disassemble the frames into fronts and temples, and then we polish all parts to make each one shine. After this process, we reassemble the frames and polish again.
What makes BJ special may be these uncompromising polishing processes.
Celluloid frames shine brighter and shed beautiful light.
To add our brand’s own touch, our logo, inspired by the bald eagle, will be placed onto the polished frames.
It is possible to stamp our brand name only after completion of all of the processes we mentioned above.
In the end, we only stamp the frames that have qualities of which we are proud.
We inspect our products after stamping.
The balance and details of the products will be checked by the craftsmen who made them. We have a responsibility to deliver the product as well as "perfection" to our customers.
After going through this final process, the strong presence of our products that will last for 100 years is made.
Achieving the aspect of one of a kind thing by hand work of Sabae craftsmen.
Here we will introduce the complete process of P-501, which starts from a piece of celluloid.