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.
Model: Executive Line
Pen Type: Rollerball
Ink Color: Black
Wood: Box Elder Burl Wood
Fixtures: Rhodium with 22kt gold accents
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Finish: Satin– The low gloss, satin option is perfect for anyone who wants a truly authentic looking and feeling wooden pen. Any natural imperfections in the wood are removed through sanding and filling, resulting in a smooth and comfortable grip, while preserving the integrity and aesthetic of minimally treated wood. These pens may require care and cleaning to preserve the finish, however many users prefer to allow the finish to become naturally replaced by finger oils for a truly old-fashioned writing experience.
I’m proud to offer custom laser engraving as an option for every pen in the shop. Engraving costs an addition $5 per item, and may delay shipping by a single day.
Laser engraving involves burning an image or text into the wood body of the pen. This process produces a black engraving. Naturally, a black engraving appears differently on light versus dark colored woods. As a general rule, lighter woods produce more brilliant and contrasting engravings than darker ones. Red, orange, yellow, white and light brown woods all engrave very clearly. Purple, dark brown, and black woods tend not to produce clear engravings, therefore I usually discourage the purchase of engraving for such woods.
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