This is a wooden ballpoint pen hand turned by myself in my own UK workshops, it has a knurled pattern to both ends of the pen with a high-quality chrome plated trim. This pen's barrel is handmade from a wood called Coolabah.
With its sleek industrial look and clean lines, this knurled pen is a real head turner. The precision cut knurled finish on the grip area and the end cap provides a unique feel and writing experience. Any one who has worked in an industrial environment or used hand tools will be able to identify this knurled design. If you are looking for handmade gifts for men I am sure anyone who uses their hands to work will love this design.
I hand turned the wood to round and shape on the lathe. Once shaped and sanded the pen needs finishing with super glue for a hard and durable high gloss finish. The wood needs sealing 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 discolouring this beautiful wood.
This wood pen uses a black Parker medium point G2 type refill. Other refills are available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All my wooden ball 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 unique wooden ball pens are great gift ideas and will make unique handmade wooden 5th wedding anniversary, Mother's Day, Christmas or birthday gifts.