A Lignum Vitae wood twist pen with 24-carat gold plating to the hardware. Lignum Vitae wood for the main pen sections made in my own UK workshop. Lignum Vitae is the hardest and most dense wood commercially available. One of its uses was as bearings on boat shafts because of its very high oil content. Because it is so hard and oily it is a difficult wood to work with.
The pen blank is mounted on my lathe then shaped and sanded then up to 8 coatings of cyanoacrylate (superglue) are applied. The superglue is then polished to 12000 grit yes really 12000 to give a tough durable high gloss finish. Other types of woodturning finishes such as wax or friction polish will not offer any long-term protection.
The pen uses a twist mechanism and a black cross style refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers to keep this beautiful pen in use for many years to come.
This is a traditional slimline pen design, ideal for everyday use.
All of my ink 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 pens will make great gift ideas and unique handmade 5th wedding anniversary, mother’s day, Christmas or birthday gifts.
Lignum Vitae Wood Twist Pen Details
- Twist Action
- Oil Based Ink
- Cross Refill
- Pen Gift Box
- 25 g