This twist pen was created using the Executive hardware kit, which is heavily plated, painted and epoxied. This style has an elegant look and feel with a comfortable balance in hand. This wood exhibits an interesting almost “facial” feature under the clip.
Although red gum is native to Australia and first described being grown in Naples, Italiy, it was brought to Southern California for the purpose of railroad ties. This huge tree has a thick trunk and skinny branches with multicoloured bark, mixing grey, off-white and brown. The wood is brilliant red (hence the name red gum) and oozes red sap when cut. Colors can range from pale pink to almost black.
This tree was knocked down by a storm in Southern California near my house. I cut the base of the tree with a chainsaw, then cut blocks down in my workshop, with one of the nicest being used it to make this pen.
The hand selected materials for this item were first cut and drilled, then turned on a lathe by me, Jack. Sanding is completed through many grits until the piece is perfectly smooth to the touch. Next, up to 10 finish coats of cyanoacrolate (”CA” Superglue) are applied by hand, one at a time. The finish is buffed with micromesh pads, then shined with polishing compound until the surface has a glass-like appearance.
This method, the most difficult of techniques, provides your purchase with the most durable exterior possible, and a beautifully reflective surface that resists the elements and will last for many years.
Includes Pen Box & Two Refills
The majority of this item was made, assembled and finished by hand.
Natural materials and individual artists means a truly one-of-a-kind work of art.
We're quite sure you'll love it. But if you don't, just return it, no hassle from us.