This is a handmade wooden cigar style pen with 24 carat gold and chrome plating to the pens hardware 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 very dense and hard but has a spectacular finish to it. It can be very 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 turned too round and shaped. Once shaped it is sanded through too 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of cyanoacrylate (superglue) are applied this is the polished too 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 woodturners 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.
These cigar pens are big and masculine and as such will make ideal handmade gifts for men.
The wood pen uses a double twist mechanism and a black Parker style 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 of my 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 handmade wooden pens are great gift ideas and will make unique wooden 5th wedding anniversary, mother's day, christmas or birthday gifts.