alton is the very best and you pay for itIf you want true high end custom joint protectors then Alton Takada is your man. Danny Surgeon, Tony Layne makes some high quality JPs as well. Jim Baxter is a good choice as well.
My baxter joint protectors fit your descriptionWhat one likes and would purchase again. Subjective satisfaction.
Quality materials, look good, quality engraving, maintain looks, etc., don't break, fit appropriately, quality pins . . .
More than anything, still liking them 5 or 10 years down the road -- "I would buy again w/o looking around first."
I did the exact same thing with Jim about a month ago.Ordered my first set of jps from Jim Baxter last week. Less than a month turn around. 1butt 4shafts.
He was very responsive and polite. Enjoyed working with him on the order. Looking forward to receiving the set.