A Lignum vitae twist pen with two-tone heart and sapwood for contrast, 24-carat gold plating to the hardware. Lignum Vitae wood for the main pen sections made in my own UK workshop, this is the hardest and most dense wood commercially available. One of its uses was as bearings on boat shafts because of its 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 Ca glue need applying. The superglue then polished to 12000 grit yes really 12000 to give a tough, durable high gloss finish. Other types of wood-turning finishes such as wax or friction polish will not offer any long-term protection.
The wooden 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 the 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.
Key Points For This Exotic Lignum Vitae Pen
- Twist Action
- Oil Based Ink
- Cross Refill
- Pen Gift Box
- 25 g