This fountain pen was created using a stunning piece of exotic Osage orange wood which is show off in all its glory by the fittings chosen to go with it. The fountain pen beautifully balanced for a great writing experience. The pen weighs approx 32g when capped and 19g without. The nib is a medium polished steel and gold nib fitted for a smooth and pleasurable time writing.
The pen comes with an international ink converter and a cartridge in case you prefer that method. Your new pen will come in either a 100% recyclable box or a solid rosewood and maple case for presentation and also safe storage. This pen is made to give years of pleasurable writing experience and will surely be a talking piece with any onlookers.
Osage (Maclura pomifera) is the sole surviving member of the genus Maclura — of its many relatives from past geologic eras, only fossils remain. It is also, however, a member of the family Moraceae, which encompasses the mulberries and the figs, as well as a large number of tropical and semitropical trees.
When mature, the Osage orange measures from 10 to 50 feet tall and has a trunk 1 to 2 feet in diameter. Its branches form an even, round crown, unless the trees are growing closely together in a hedge and don't have room to spread naturally. Between May and July, the species sports tiny greenish flowers.
Other distinguishing characteristics of the Osage orange include deeply furrowed, braidedlooking, dark orange bark; long (3- to 5-inch), shiny, egg-shaped, dark green leaves, which are pointed at one end; and (perhaps most significantly) many sharp, steel strong thorns that make this tree a formidable barrier, to say the least.
But Osage orange's value extends well beyond its use as a living hedge.
A piece is of wood selected from seasoned stock for its grain and colour.
Each piece is carefully cut to show the best grain.
The wood is turned to size then sanded through 5 different grits of sandpaper.
It is then rubbed with a beeswax mix before rounding off with a friction polish to provide a water resilient and durable finish.
After the pieces have been completed they are then assembled using premium fittings.
This is a one-off pen and cannot be copied.
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