This pen is made using Holm Oak. Holm Oak or Holly oak, is a large evergreen oak native to the Mediterranean region. It takes its name from holm, an ancient name for holly. This is a handturned ball point pen with twist mechanism. Antique brass fittings have been used to compliment off the wood.
The grain in this wood is unlike the normal native Oaks which makes it very distinctive. 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