This handcrafted cocobolo wooden pen is made in our Ilgai style with a high quality gold plated trim. This beautiful 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. The wood i have used on this particular one is cocobolo.
Ilgai Click Pens
Our range of Ilgai click pens are approximately 137mm long and unlike most of my ball point pens this style is operated by pressing the button on top of the pen for a convenient one-handed operation.
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. All of my wood pens are finished with up to eight coatings of cyanoacrylate for a high gloss hard durable finish, 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 wood ink pens.
This stylish cocobolo pen uses a black Parker ball point G2 type refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All of my unique wooden 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 wooden 5th wedding anniversary, mother's day, christmas or birthday gifts.