Originally designed and created to commemorate a special Oregon graduate, this pen features a distinctive green and yellow band near the writing tip. These bands are made from highly figured box elder burl wood, injected and dyed to achieve the Oregon colors. These bands are intersected by a decorative swoop of wenge wood, outlined with yellow canary wood. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the natural spalting of the black and black tamarind. These pens are finished to perfection with a high gloss coating, and each has been upgraded with Gel ink cartridges to mimic the feel and performance of rollerballs.
*Note* Your pen may differ slightly than that shown in photos. Only 5 were made, and all were made at the same time and from the same wood, so differences will be very minimal.
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.