The barrel and cap of the pen has been covered in a stunning piece of Purpleheart wood from central and south America which has been segmented with a piece of vibrant Padauk wood from Africa. Giving it a unique look sure to make others envious. The pen has been fitted with a medium nib for a pleasurable writing experience.
The cap doesn't mount which provides the pen with better balance and weight, especially for those long writing sessions. The wood has outstanding natural colour and fine grain to it.The pen will come presented in a presentation case to protect and to show off your pen.
Blanks are selected from seasoned wood for their grain and colour. They are careful cut to show the best grain . The wood is turned to size, sanded through 5 different grits, rubbed with danish oil to bring out the beautiful grain then rubbed with bees with a bees wax mix before completing with the premium fittings.
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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.
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Purpleheart and Padauk wood fountain pen in chrome hardware
Padauk wood is obtained from several species of Pterocarpus. All padauks are of African or Asian origin. Padauks are valued for their toughness, stability in use, and decorativeness, most having a reddish wood. Most Pterocarpus woods contain either water- or alcohol-soluble substances and can be used as dyes.
The padauk found most often is African Padauk from Pterocarpus soyauxii which, when freshly cut, is a very bright red/orange. Its colour makes it a favourite among woodworkers. Burmese Padauk is Pterocarpus macrocarpus while Andaman Padauk is Pterocarpus dalbergioides. Padauks can be confused with rosewoods to which they are somewhat related, but as a general rule padauks are coarser and less decorative in figure. Like rosewood, padauk is sometimes used to make xylophone and marimba keys, and guitars. It is an important material in traditional Chinese furniture.