This handcrafted wooden ballpoint pen is hand turned in our Ilgai style with a high-quality gold plated trim. This pen has been hand turned by me on a woodturning lathe in my own UK workshop, only traditional tools are used in the old-fashioned ways no fancy CNC so everyone is slightly different although you may find it hard to notice. The wood I have used on this one is Spalted Beech.
Ilgai Pens With "Click" Mechanism
These pens are 137mm long and unlike most of my ball point pens, you press the button on top of the pen for a convenient one-handed operation.
I hand turned the wood to round and shape on the lathe. Once shaped it is sanded, finished with superglue and polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a hard and durable high gloss finish. All my wood pens have up to eight coatings of superglue, this finish takes time and skill to apply hence my prices.
Other pens may have finishes such as wax or friction polish, these won't give any long-term protection to the pen if they are even being used. Natural oils from the skin will stain these other pens.
This wooden ballpoint pen uses a black Parker ball point G2 type refill. Other refills are available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All my 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 unique wooden 5th wedding anniversary, Mother's Day, Christmas or birthday gifts.