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 custom Curly Maple and Cherry box, with a removable leatherette insert for storing additional ink cartridges. These boxes are also available for purchase independently, for $29.99.
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.
All Box Elder listings are for the piece shown in the photos. What you see is what you will receive!
Model: Collector Series
Pen Type: Fountain Pen
Ink Color: Black cartridge and well converter included
Wood: Box Elder Burl
Fixtures: Rhodium, Swarovski, Black Titanium, German-made Iridium Nib
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.
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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