Chrome Hunters Bolt Action Unique Pen With Deer Antler
Handmade Hunters Pen With Deer Antler
This is a handmade bolt-action ballpoint pen and is hand turned using a piece of deer antler in my own UK workshops on a wood turning lathe using traditional techniques and tools.
Deer antlers are shed and regrow each year so this is a natural resource and the animals are not hurt. The antlers offer a number of challenges being very hard material, very expensive, hard to source and finally very porous, these challenges have to be overcome to make this pen.
This pen is styled upon a bullet and has a high quality chrome plated trim with a copper plated tip. The ball point is advanced by operating the pens bolt-action, on top is a scoped rifle for the pen clip and a copper insert to mimic the percussion cap.
The antler 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 bolt action pen will make lovely handmade gifts for men or women who love hunting, fishing, shooting or any of those other types of outdoor activities.
This pen uses a Parker style G2 medium point black refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All of my novelty pens come in a presentation box as standard. As every piece of antler is different in shape and colour each hand turned pen will make great gift ideas and truly unique handmade father's day, christmas or birthday gifts.