This is a handmade wooden cigar pen with a high-quality 24-carat gold and chrome plated trim and a piece of Kingwood for the main pen sections. In the 17th Century, it was known as princes wood as it was used for expensive furniture. The wood is dense and hard but has a spectacular finish to it. It can be difficult to work with but I have overcome the difficulties in working with it and I feel this has the WOW factor with all the bling.
The wood is mounted on my lathe and hand turned to round and shaped. Once shaped it needs sanding through to 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of super glue are applied this is then polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. The wood needs sealing 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 discolouring this beautiful wood.
These pens are big and masculine and as such will make ideal handmade gifts for men.
The pen uses a double twist mechanism and a Parker style G2 medium ball point black refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers to keep this beautiful pen in use for many years to come.
All my unique wooden pens come in a presentation box as standard. As every piece of wood is different in grain and figure even within the same larger piece these hand turned pens make great gift ideas and unique handmade wooden 5th anniversary, Father's Day, Christmas or Birthday gifts.