This is a twist type pen. Twist the top section a half turn to extent the cartridge, and reverse to retract. The mechanism is smooth operating.
The wood is a lovely dark color with beautiful grain throughout. To compliment the wood I've added the 24kt gold and gun metal components that accelerate the colors in the pen making a sleek, smooth, streamline looking pen.
The process for creating this pen is as follows:
- The wood blank starts out as a rectangular block
- The blank is then cut to length, and placed on the lathe
- Then the body is shaped to the dimensions of the pen components, often to 1000th's of an inch to make a smooth transition between the pen components and the new crafted body.
- After the desired shape, the long finishing process begins
- Sanding and polishing is a 12 step process that ends with a highly vibrant and smooth finish
It will make a perfect pen gift for someone special or will be a perfect addition to your office or home.
The pen in the picture is the actual pen for sale. This custom twist pen comes with:
1. The pen pictured
2. A Parker style ink cartridge.(installed) (Refills can be obtained at most office supply stores).
3 A black velvet drawstring pen pouch for storing or gift giving
What a great gift idea!