The barrel and cap of the pen has been covered in Turkish Walnut wood giving it a stunning look sure to make others envious. This walnut has more figure and grain than British walnut and one look shows the intricate pattern which has been naturally weaved in this wood . On the cap there are not one, but two knots which are amazingly beautiful. The richness and depth in colour are complimented excellently with the choice of gunmetal components to finish the pen off. The pen comes with 3 Bock polished steel calligraphy nibs. A 1.1mm, 1.5mm and 1.9mm as well as a 23kt gold and polished steel Bock fountain pen nib of your choice. The pen includes a standard ink converter and ink cartridge. The pen weighs 21g with a full ink converter and 35g when the cap is posted This pen also comes with a Redwood pen box to maximize presentation,
Gun metal Calligraphy pen in Turkish Walnut
The common walnut and the black walnut and its allies, are important for their attractive timber, which is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish. The colour ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate colour in the heartwood. When kiln-dried, walnut wood tends toward a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut burls(or 'burrs' in Europe) are commonly used to create bowls and other turned pieces. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers. Walnut wood has been the timber of choice for gun makers for centuries, including the Gewehr 98 and Lee–Enfield rifles of the First World War. It remains one of the most popular choices for rifle and shotgun stocks, and is generally considered to be the premium – as well as the most traditional – wood for gun stocks, due to its resilience to compression along the grain. Walnut is also used in lutherie and for the body of Pipe organs. The wood of the butternut and related Asian species is of much lower value, softer, coarser, less strong and heavy, and paler in colour.