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 trim. This pen's barrel are made 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 lovely 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.
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.
This wood pen uses a black Parker type G2 refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All of my handcrafted 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 pens are great gift ideas and will make lovely unique handmade wooden 5th wedding anniversary, mother's day, christmas or birthday gifts.