Handcrafted Industrial Ink Pen in Black Titanium and Briar Burl
This pen is a great looking, easy to use twist pen that features a low profile knurl texturing on the cap and final twist operation. This pen has a solid heft and feel, which exudes quality. The pen's finished size is 4 7/8", which makes it perfect for that all day carry pen. This ink pen was individually handcrafted through a long process and is one of a kind. The Briar Burl has been turned, sanded and coated with 10 layers of finish and polished to a high shine that is extremely beautiful and durable. Handcrafted pen, ships in Premium Black Leatherette Pen Gift Box with instructions for use. These elegant gift boxes feature leatherette materials that are stitched along all exterior edges. This box has a rich soft touch covering and the interior is lined with a suede-like fabric.
Handcrafted Ink Pens Black Titanium Plating
Black Titanium is versatile, lightweight and strong, this metal is as strong as steel but is 45% lighter in weight, and is similar to platinum in its resistance to tarnishing. Titanium's strength, durability, and lustrous beauty make it an ideal choice for pens that are subject to daily wear.
Titanium Oxide is the hardest metal available for pen coatings. Its only "down" side is that it has a dark smoky color rather than the bright brilliance of platinum and rhodium. With the appropriate pen style and body, this can give a very dramatic and rich appearance.
Handmade Ink Pens Briar Burl
Briar is a small tree, rarely growing more than thirty feet tall in its natural range, the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea. It is not harvested for lumber but for the burls, which grow between the roots and stem of this shrub. Burls have long been prized for their distinctive grain and appearance.
It’s an interesting process from Briar root to pen blank. The burl grows for at least 40 years before its large enough to harvest (when its bowling ball to basketball sized). The Briar burl is dug out of the ground by hand to ensure the entire burl is captured. The freshly harvested burls are left whole or cut into blanks and the burls are then boiled in water and slowly dried. The boiling relieves drying stresses that cause splitting and cracking and also darkens the blocks to a richer color. When well air-dried (2-5 years), the burls are cleaned up and prepped for selling whole or cut into slabs, pipe blanks or pen blanks.
Handcrafted Ink Pen Features and Specs
- Pen Type – Ballpoint
- Pen Type Operation – Twist
- Fittings – Black Titanium
- Material – Wood – Briar Burl
- Color – Creams and Tans with High Figuring
- Length – 4-7/8 in
- Width (measured at point of finger contact) - .457 in
- Replacing Ink Cartridge – Unscrew tip of pen
- Pen Operation – Twist Top and Bottom to extend and retract
- Weight – 1.6 oz
- Ink Color – Black Ballpoint
- Ink Cartridge Type – Upgraded, Dayacom Parker style refill
- 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 Industrial Style Ink 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: black titanium, briar burl, metal, wood, black ink.