A legendary tree endemic to only Hawaii, Koa is possibly the rarest North American species of wood. Only top-grade Koa, which grows at high altitudes on Maui and the Big Island, produces the iconic sparkle and curl for which the wood is famous. To date, this is the first and only batch of Hawaiian Curly Koa transformed into writing instruments here at Elder Pens.
The pen in the photos is the pen you will receive. A total of four of these Curly Koa Rollerballs were carved, and other listings may be found here.
Model: Executive Line
Pen Type: Rollerball
Ink Color: Black
Wood: Curly Hawaiian Koa
Fixtures: Antique Brass
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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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