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 and 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.
All Box Elder listings are for the piece shown in the photos. What you see is what you will receive!
Model: Limited Collector Series
Pen Type: Fountain Pen
Ink Color: Black cartridge and well converter included
Wood: Stabilized Box Elder Burl
Fixtures: Rhodium, 22kt Gold, Iridium Nib
Case: Includes Cherry Box, as shown
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.
As Elder Pens has grown, so too has our ability to incorporate the finest hardware & components into our writing instruments. We're proud to be the only US distributor of the Dayacom Jr. Emperor 22kt gold and rhodium hardware, which we've used to handcraft this amazing fountain pen.