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Gold and Rhodium (22kt Gold Titanium)
Hand cast gold accent on center band
Select Paua abalone shell
Postable - cap fits on either end of pen
THIS PEN CAN BE MADE INTO A FOUNTAIN PEN ON REQUEST AT NO CHARGE
No expense was spared on this wonderful writing instrument. It is unlike other pens you might see around. Real Paua Abalone shell strips were painstakingly laid down on brass tubes and set in a casting mold by hand. Pure crystal clear gem resin was pour over the paua and left to cure. The result was put on my pen lathe and carefully sculpted with detailed tools to a very well balanced shape. Hundreds of steps went into the sanding, polishing, finishing, waxing, and assembly of this quality rollerball pen.
The metals I used are rhodium and 22kt gold for generations of use. The quality rollerball is made by the German company Schmidt who is well known for smooth writing ink refills. Much time and careful attention went into the making of this high end rollerball pen. It has a majestic feel to it and is a highly functional work of art.
The clear acrylic finish over the paua shell really brings out the colors and will provide durability for many lifetimes. The finish is highly polished to a glass like appearance. This is a beautiful writing pen that will make a perfect pen gift for someone very special or a great buy for any pen collector.
In New Zealand, where abalone is called pāua (from the Māori language), you have to be granted legal rights under Māori customary rights The legal recreational daily limit is 10 pāua per diver with a minimum shell length of 125 mm. No two shells are ever alike so there is a wide variation in colour and pattern between Paua even from the same location. Pāua are frequently used to represent the eyes in Māori carvings and traditionally are associated with the stars or whetū, the symbolic eyes of ancestors that gaze down from the night sky. The pāua is iconic in New Zealand.
WHAT YOU GET:
1. THE PEN (pictured)
2. AN INK CARTRIDGE in the pen
3. An Aston leather pen sleeve
4. BLACK VELVET PEN POUCH
5. Certificate of handmade authenticity
6. My sincerely thanks and appreciation.
I appreciate your looking at this or any of my work. There are many people selling handcrafted pens and I welcome the opportunity to have you as a customer. My goal is to provide the best of the best and I thank you very much for looking at my pens. : )
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