Of all the unique pens I've made over the years - antler, corn cobs, origami paper, carbon fiber, onion skins - this is perhaps the most exceptional.
Working with my friend Richard, we made the cap of this pen from a real shark vertebra. After stabilizing and hardening the 7-piece vertebra, the gaps were filled with an alumilite resin and casting pigment. If you look closely, you'll see the purple dye coming through the hundreds of micro-pores in the bone.
The cap is complemented by an extraordinary piece of AAAA spalted maple, handcut in Virginia. This maple is erratic, full of jagged black lines of varying width, and covering the full spectrum of colors between white and brown.
Wild yet sophisticated, contrasting yet cohesive, this is a pen of beautiful contrasts with an extraordinary story.
It's truly one-of-a-kind and is the only shark vertebra pen Rich and I will ever make.
Model: Limited Collector Series
Pen Type: Fountain Pen
Ink Color: Black cartridge and well converter included
Wood: Spalted Maple, Shark Vertebra
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.