Beautifully hand turned Irish Ash wood ballpoint pen with twist mechanism. Chrome fittings have been used to show off the wood. I have dyed the finished wood with a light peach stain. The pictures don't do the detail in the wood justice. The pen is presented in its own box to finish the excellent presentation.The pen is a very comfortable width for writing and takes a standard size cross refill, which is easily obtainable when necessary.
About the process. Blanks are selected from seasoned wood for their grain and colour. The wood is turned to size, sanded through 5 different grits of sandpaper. I then coat with sanding sealer to seal the woods grain before sanding this surface smooth again. Next i rub the wood with danish oil to bring out the wonderful colour before finishing off with a rubbing of wax for a great finish and protection.
Handcrafted pens make great gifts! You can give them to friends and family for their anniversary, birthday, graduation or wedding. If you like the style, but would rather have different components, or a different design in the same wood please feel free to ask.
Each pen offers a different grain than any other making it a one off, and a talking piece among friends and colleagues