Native to Malaysia, Amboyna is among the most splendid and sought-after woods in the world. Throughout the 20th century, spectacular Amboyna burls have been the wood of choice for high-end veneers and luxury woodcarvings. Now, under pressure from over-harvesting, Amboyna is restricted in many countries, and this pen was crafted from a set of six salvaged Amboyna pieces over a decade old. This is an incredible opportunity to own an Amboyna writing instrument for under $100!
Only two of these crafted and both look nearly identical.
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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