This exotic Cocobolo wood ballpoint pen is a vibrant pen that will be treasured for years to come. It is sure to attract many admirers wondering what kind of wood it is.
Cocobolo can be seen in a kaleidoscope of different colours, ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or purple. Sapwood is typically a very pale yellow.
In the days when merchant ships battled the ravages of South America's treacherous Cape Horn, heavy cocobolo commanded precious little cargo space. But, the opening of the Panama Canal in 1912 changed all that. Cocobolo became common deck cargo, and tons poured into New England ports, where manufacturers turned it into handles on the finest cutlery.
Even though merchants had traded cocobolo for more than 100 years, it was decades before botanists agreed on its name. That's because the tree-first discovered in Panama-was classified as rosewood. Later, botanists found other specimens in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, and classified each as a different species!
You will love the feel of this pen in your hand and will be the envy of many an admirer. Life is too short to use an ugly pen. You will own a piece of Irish history in your hands with this fine writing instrument.
The grain of the aged wood really stands out and makes it a real statement piece. This is built to give years of joy.
About the pen
Material: Cocobolo wood. Gold fittings.
Colour: Red, Gold.
Ink: The pen comes with a parker style refill which can be bought at any good stationary store.
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 wood's 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 a different wood please feel free to ask I have included a few options that I will make from scratch for you.
The pen also comes enclosed in a beautiful case providing maximum presentation and also safely storing your fine writing instrument. just unscrew the front nib section to replace.
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I appreciate you taking the time to look at my handmade pen, and i am grateful for every customer i receive. I hope you fall in love with your one of a kind pen whether it is for you or as a gift.
Every pen I sell is made in my shop by me. Each is handmade and great care is taken. If you ever have an idea or a custom order please contact me.