This is a Tiger Oak wooden ballpoint pen handcrafted on my wood-turning lathe in the UK. The pen has a smoother twist mechanism than the slimline, streamline range, with a high quality gold plated trim.
The wood is mounted on my lathe and hand turned to round and shaped. Once shaped it is sanded through to 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of cyanoacrylate (superglue) are applied this is then polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. The wood needs to be sealed with a durable finish not the wood turners traditional friction polish or wax as these are not durable enough for daily use. Sealing the wood will prevent the natural oils from the skin staining and discoloring this beautiful wood.
This tiger oak wood pen uses a cross type medium ball point black refill available from my pen spares & refills or any good stationery suppliers.
All of my unique wooden 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 pens will make great gift ideas and unique handmade wooden 5th wedding anniversary, mother's day, christmas or birthday gifts.