Fountain Pen, Handcrafted Art Deco Style in Rhodium and 22k Gold with Crushed Amboyna in Acrylic
The Fountain Pens fittings are designed by accomplished pen designer David Broadwell, this pen comes to life with custom casted 3-D Art Deco design components and premium plating. All exposed accent rings, bands and caps include elegant custom casted 3 dimensional Art Deco designs. This fountain pen was individually handcrafted through a long process and is one of a kind. The fountain pen body consists of crushed Amboyna embedded in acrylic; the acrylic has been turned, sanded and polished to a high shine that is extremely beautiful and durable. Includes pen case shown in photo for display or gifting
Handcrafted Fountain Pens Rhodium and 22k Gold Plating
Rhodium is a member of the platinum family of metals. This writing instrument is plated with rhodium, an exquisite and valuable precious metal from the Rhodium chemical group. Rhodium's brilliance, hardness, and beauty make it a favorite of fine pen makers and collectors. Rhodium is extremely durable; it resists tarnish and is very resistant to scratching, and acids. It is often the plating of choice on high end pens
Few metals capture the heart like gold. A traditional choice for all types of pens, gold is the most easily worked of all metals because it is naturally very soft and malleable.
However, to create pen plating’s that are strong and durable, pure gold is alloyed with other metals such as copper and zinc, which strengthen it and gives it its color. Gold pen plating is consistently timeless and so elegant.
22kt gold fittings offer a bright pure gold plating that will give your pen a rich and luxurious look. Our 22kt gold uses a "premium rack plating" process and is covered with an epoxy coating for extreme durability. 22K pen finishes are a little more durable than 24K, since it is mixed with harder metals like copper or silver.
Handcrafted Fountain Pens Acrylic
Amboyna is technically not a distinct species, but is the name of the burl wood from any of the Pterocarpus species. The name is derived from Ambon Island in Indonesia, where much of the figured wood is believed to have been initially exported. Amboyna is among the most expensive and sought-after of all burls
The Amboyna has been crushed and embedded in dark silver acrylic. No two pens are ever alike, as the acrylic is molded and the colors and patterns are mixed throughout. The acrylic material has been turned and polished to a high shine that is extremely beautiful and durable.
Fountain Pens Features and Specs
- All exposed accent rings, bands and caps include elegant custom casted 3 dimensional Art Nouveau designs.
- Includes spires and starbursts that characterize the Art Deco period.
- Pen clip features unique Art Deco design and a radiant Swarovski Crystal
- The cap is 3-D cast with intricate Art Deco detail
- The Pen Band is cast and gold plated with Art Deco detail
- Pen Type – Fountain Pen
- Pen Type Operation – Remove Cap
- Fittings – Rhodium and 22k Gold
- Material – Acrylic – Crushed Amboyna in Silver Acrylic
- Color – Dark Siler with Tan, Cream and Burgundy wood pieces
- Length Capped – 5 5/8 inch
- Length Uncapped – 5 1/4 inch
- Length Posted – 6 5/8 inch
- Width (measured at point of finger contact) - .3310 inch
- Weight – 1.8 oz
- Replacing Ink Cartridge – Unscrew Tip
- Pen Operation – Remove Cap
- Nib – German Rhodium
- Ink Cartridge Type – Waterman Style
- Includes - Ink Pump
- Includes – Cartridges, 2 each Blue, Black, Red
- Includes pen case shown in photo for display or gifting
Additional Information on Handcrafted Pens
- All of my ink pens are handcrafted on a lathe in my shop
- Each picture of a pen is the actual pen that you will receive
- All pens will ship within 24 - 48 hours
- Each ink pen is unique; no two will ever be alike since they are handcrafted works of art.
- All of our wood products are purchased through legally licensed providers that provide exotic woods from sustainable forest product areas.
Ink Pen Crafting Process
The Art Deco fountain pen is constructed first by hand selecting each piece and then cutting, drilling and turning the pen to its final shape on a lathe. The pen is then sanded 7 times with progressively finer grits (150, 220, 320, 400, 600, and 800) of sandpaper, to achieve a very smooth surface and a diameter tolerance of .001 - .002 in, for a smooth transition with the metal parts. Wood pens then have 10 coats of finish applied and the ink pen is sanded again 9 times with sandpaper to 12,000 grits to a high shine or satin finish. Acrylic and Tru-Stone pens are sanded 9 times with sandpaper to 12,000 grits for a high shine and then a polish is added.
Materials: amboyna, acrylic, rhodium, 22k gold, metal, wood.