This is a teachers wooden ballpoint pen hand turned in my own UK workshop. This pen has a high-quality gold-plated trim and uses a mini refill in red on one side and black on the other this is signified by ebony wood for the black side and padauk wood for the red side, the centre section is Lacewood.
All my pens have up to eight coatings of superglue for a high gloss hard durable finish to protect the pen, this finish takes time and skill to apply hence my prices. Other pens may have finishes such as wax or friction polish, these won't give any long-term protection to the pen if they are even used. Natural oils from the skin will stain these other pens.
The wood is placed on my lathe and hand turned to round and shaped. Once shaped it is sanded and polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish.
Other refills are available are readily available from Amazon or myself.
All my wooden ball point pens come in a presentation box. As every piece of wood is different in grain and figure even within the same larger piece these hand turned wooden ball point pens will make great gift ideas and unique handmade wooden gifts or a special end of term gift for all those favorite teachers.
This is one of my stock photos of the original pen, yours will be handcrafted with the same woods although it may differ slightly with grain figure and orientation.