Tap handle in Argentinian Lignum Vitae, adorned with a gold and silver fumed glass cabochon. Screws onto any regular tap. Turned by me, borosilicate glass blown by Linda Ronsick.
This wood changes colors from brown to green, blue and black as it’s exposed to the sun. Please note this is a dark colored pen and over time, it will continually darken, but retain it’s beautiful character.
Lignum Vitae is regarded by most to be both the heaviest and hardest wood in the world. A related wood species with similar working properties and characteristics—is commonly used as a substitute called Argentine Lignum Vitae. Both woods are extremely hard, heavy, oily, and have a feathered grain pattern with a distinct brownish olive color.
The hand selected pieces for this pen were turned by Jack D. Ciallella on a lathe. They were sanded through twelve grits of sandpaper until perfectly smooth. The wood is then finished with boiled linseed oil, friction polish and wax, being buffed to a satin gloss.
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.