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Victorian, Handcrafted Ballpoint Pen in Gunmetal and Brown Box Elder Burl

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Victorian, Handcrafted Ballpoint Pen in Gunmetal and Brown Box Elder Burl

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gunmetal, box elder burl, wood, metal, black ink
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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Victorian Pen, Handmade Ballpoint Pen in Gunmetal and Brown Box Elder Burl
This handmade elaborately designed Victorian twist ink pen represents the Victorian period that is named for Queen Victoria of England, the monarch who presided over the British Empire for more than six decades between 1837 and 1901. Fountain Pens from these years expressed confidence, serenity, and romance. Hearts, bows, flowers, and birds were common motifs, as were enameled serpents and snakes. This ink pen was individually handcrafted through a long process and is one of a kind. The Brown Box Elder 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.

Ink Pens Gunmetal Plating
Our Gunmetal plating is the color of slightly grey satin Chrome. It consists of black nickel plated over brass or other substrate metals

Handcrafted Ink Pens Brown Box Elder Finish
Box Elder looks great as a clear wood in its natural state and also takes colored dyes well. The results are some stunning colored wood that looks fantastic on our pens.
Fast-growing box elder was widely planted throughout the East and Midwest for street shade and windbreaks until the early 20th century. However, because it lacked the beauty, resistance to storm damage, and long life of its more glamorous cousin, the sugar maple, the practice eventually was discouraged. In the open reaches of the Great Plains through which flows the Missouri River, though, the box elder was welcome. Able to endure climate extremes and drought, it grew to greater stature, providing needed shade and shelter from the ever-present winds. Its seeds, like tiny helicopters, swirled with the breezes to find homes for sprouting, and grew where nothing did before. A true maple, box elder even today is tapped for its sweet sap, which is made into syrup and sugar. This is especially true in its western range, where the preferred sugar maple fails to grow.

Handcrafted Ink Pens Features and Specs
Ink Pen Type – Ballpoint Pen
Pen Type Operation – Twist
Pen Operation – Turn 2 halves to extend and retract tip
Fittings – Gunmetal
Material – Wood – Brown Box Elder Burl
Color – Highly figured, Browns with Cream Figuring
Length – 5-3/4 in
Width (measured at point of finger contact) - .375 in
Replacing Ink Cartridge – Unscrew tip
Weight – 2.4 oz
Ink Color – Black
Ink Cartridge Type – Upgraded, Schmidt Easy-Flow Parker style refill
Includes 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 Victorian 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
Victorian Pen, Handmade Ballpoint Pen in Gunmetal and Brown Box Elder Burl
This handmade elaborately designed Victorian twist ink pen represents the Victorian period that is named for Queen Victoria of England, the monarch who presided over the British Empire for more than six decades between 1837 and 1901. Fountain Pens from these years expressed confidence, serenity, and romance. Hearts, bows, flowers, and birds were common motifs, as were enameled serpents and snakes. This ink pen was individually handcrafted through a long process and is one of a kind. The Brown Box Elder 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.

Ink Pens Gunmetal Plating
Our Gunmetal plating is the color of slightly grey satin Chrome. It consists of black nickel plated over brass or other substrate metals

Handcrafted Ink Pens Brown Box Elder Finish
Box Elder looks great as a clear wood in its natural state and also takes colored dyes well. The results are some stunning colored wood that looks fantastic on our pens.
Fast-growing box elder was widely planted throughout the East and Midwest for street shade and windbreaks until the early 20th century. However, because it lacked the beauty, resistance to storm damage, and long life of its more glamorous cousin, the sugar maple, the practice eventually was discouraged. In the open reaches of the Great Plains through which flows the Missouri River, though, the box elder was welcome. Able to endure climate extremes and drought, it grew to greater stature, providing needed shade and shelter from the ever-present winds. Its seeds, like tiny helicopters, swirled with the breezes to find homes for sprouting, and grew where nothing did before. A true maple, box elder even today is tapped for its sweet sap, which is made into syrup and sugar. This is especially true in its western range, where the preferred sugar maple fails to grow.

Handcrafted Ink Pens Features and Specs
Ink Pen Type – Ballpoint Pen
Pen Type Operation – Twist
Pen Operation – Turn 2 halves to extend and retract tip
Fittings – Gunmetal
Material – Wood – Brown Box Elder Burl
Color – Highly figured, Browns with Cream Figuring
Length – 5-3/4 in
Width (measured at point of finger contact) - .375 in
Replacing Ink Cartridge – Unscrew tip
Weight – 2.4 oz
Ink Color – Black
Ink Cartridge Type – Upgraded, Schmidt Easy-Flow Parker style refill
Includes 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 Victorian 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

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
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I don't accept exchanges

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

I handcraft all the pens on this website. No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item. No two items are alike, so that every single one is one-of-a-kind. This means that every handmade item you purchase is also one-of-a-kind. What’s not to like about that?
All of our wood products are purchased through legally licensed providers that provide exotic woods from sustainable forest product areas.
All of our pen pricing is based on the price of the materials involved in the making of the pen. You may see two pens that are the same style but priced differently. The price of the finishes plus the cost of the Woods or Acrylic affect the pricing. Chrome plating while durable is less expensive than say Antique Pewter. A more common wood is cheaper than a rare exotic such as Burl. All pens are not created equal. The time involved for the final steps of sanding and sizing for an exact fit are the most important. My pens may at first seem a little more expensive but the finished quality of fit and finish are very high and require more time and skill to complete. I redo and dis-guard pens and parts all the time that do not meet my standards.
Yes, all of our pens are one of a kind, no large production. When a pen is purchased, the item page changes to out of stock because it is the only one there is.
If you see a pen you like, let me know, I will give you a price, and estimated ship date. Please note that although the pen I make will be similar there will be slight changes in color and grain as each wood or acrylic piece is unique
Yes, you can, if you see a pen style you like and a wood or acrylic you like on another pen let us know and we will give you a price, and estimated ship date
We currently only sell and ship to the 48 continental USA states and Canada by USPS.
We accept returns for 14 days from the date you receive your order. We do not pay for return shipping unless the pen is defective.
Every ballpoint and rollerball pen I sell uses standard Cross or Parker refills. The fountain pens use Waterman Style, and all are available at office supply and stationery stores worldwide. I also carry some refills on this website.
Yes I do, any upcoming shows will be found on my homepage under announcements. I currently am only doing shows in Massachusetts.

InkpotPens made this item with help from

  • Schmidt Refills, Germany
InkpotPens made this item with help from:
  • Schmidt Refills, Germany

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