This is a copper hybrid wooden ball pen hand turned in my own UK workshop on a woodturning lathe using traditional tools and techniques.
Although it is not a true segmented wood design it is segmented with cherry and copper resin and is inspired by this hybrid pen. This Streamline pen has a twist mechanism with high quality 24ct gold platded trim to compliment the other colours.
Segmented pen designs offer endless possibilities with all the different colours and patterns.
The wood is mounted on my lathe and turned to 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 then polished to 12000 grit using micromesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. Some of my competitors only use a wax or oil finish but this is not durable enough to protect wood pens from wear over time from the natural oils and stains it will surely pick up over time.
This pen uses a cross type medium ball point black refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good high street stationery shop.
All of my unique 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 hand turned pens will make great gift ideas and unique handmade wooden 5th wedding anniversary, mother's day, christmas or birthday gifts.