The Collector Line features the highest quality woods, components, and craftsmanship. Each includes all-rhodium parts/fixtures, a genuine Swarovski crystal, black titanium decorative bands, and German-made Iridium nibs (fountain pens) or Schmidt Safety Ceramic Rollers (rollerballs). These pens are certain to impress even the most serious collectors of high-end pens. Each and every pen in the Collector Line includes a display case.
“Limited Set” designs are created once each month, with a maximum number of five identical sets created. These are all done freehand, meaning that once they’ve been created, they can never be replicated because they were made without the use or creation of guides or jigs. Because of the unique qualities of “Limited Set” items, I do not offer pen engraving services for these items.
Finish: Gloss – The crystal-clear gloss finish holds several distinct advantages over the satin finish. It is much more durable, and will never need refinishing. It provides a clearer, better lens for light-colored woods and layered woods of contrasting colors. For intricate designs with inlay or small pieces, the gloss coating acts as a barrier to prevent small parts from separating. The “smooth” option guarantees an ultra smooth finish, achieved by a two-stage finishing process with cyanoacrylate, sanded to 12,000 grit, then waxed and polished.
Green Box Elder The inspiration of the name “Elder Pens”, Box Elder is amongst the most famous and sought-after woods for pen turning. While most Box Elder wood is a dull white color, with incredibly straight an uninteresting grain, the knotted burl sections are magnificently complex. Whether harvested by me personally, or purchased from suppliers, Box Elder wood requires a process called “stabilization” to harden the wood enough to be carved. During the stabilization process, wood turners sometimes inject colorful dyes into the wood, resulting in magnificent and contrasting areas of color.
Curly Maple This isn’t your everyday, boring maple. This stock of curly maple glistens and shines! At an economical price, these pens are great for bulk purchases and bulk engravings.
Cocobolo Rosewood Cocobolo Rosewood is in a league of its own. It smells of cinnamon when carved and changes colors as it ages, with each passing day adding depth and complexity of appearance. Mature Cocobolo radiates with oily orange and deep red, streaked by either black or white grain and sap. This is the one pen that will evolve with you, transforming from simply stunning to utterly breathtaking.
Canary Wood Yellow with sparkles of red and brown, Canary Wood has more character and complexity than the more commonly available Yellow Heart and Movingoji. With occasional sap lines and contrasting grain, this beautiful wood is ideal for anyone seeking a bright, warm pen.
Wenge Wenge is an absolute nightmare to carve. It’s tough yet brittle, splintery and dusty, and dulls carving chisels at an annoyingly fast rate. Yet, it remains among my favorite woods because the finished product is so remarkable. If you’re looking for a bold, statement-making writing instrument, look no further than Wenge!
Padauk It’s bright, it’s bold, it’s beautiful. Padauk is the most popular choice for ballpoint pens, and for good reason! This wood never fails to impress, and is well-received across all demographics. If you’re in the market for a gift and you’re uncertain which wood to choose, look no further!