Beer, yeast, water, barley and hops are engraved into the barrel. (This is NOT burned on the surface with a laser). It lists the ingredients defined by german law (Reinheitsgebot) from the 16th century. Well almost, since yeast was not included in the law because they did not know its properties at the time. They added some of the remains of the previous batch to provide the yeast or let wild yeast enter the beer to ferment the wort.
This type of pen is a twist pen with no plastic parts, only high quality, long lasting metal parts (chrome plating, very durable and long lasting).
The barrel was machined and then engraved with the words. The words were then colored to add contrast leaving the engraving visible and tactile.
This pen uses pistachio wood from the trimmings of a working orchard. This is a beautiful, closed grain and relatively rare wood.
The pen is 4.9" long and 0.5" in diameter.
FIrst the wood was turned to a cylinder, engraved, colored and then followed by sanding through multiple grades of sandpaper, finishing with multiple coats of a special hard and durable finish, buffed and waxed with 100% carnuba
It is not water resistant or waterproof. It will dull if wet, but the shine can be restored with a waxing.
It comes in a blue velour pen bag.
The pen comes with a Parker type ballpoint refill. Replacements are available in many colors and thicknesses as well as roller ball and gel.
First class, insured shipping is included in the price to the US, contact me for locations outside of the US.
Paypal only at this time.
Let me know if you would like a custom version of this item.
Here are some of the options:
modify the wording to your specifications
choice of wood (pistachio, olive, lignum vitae, bubinga, redheart, ironwood, ziricote, african blackwood, curly koa,...)
multiple choice of colors for the lettering or no coloring (if the wood provides adequate contrast)
the letters can be inlayed with minerals such as malachite, turquoise or red pipe stone or multiple colors using a mica based coloring agent
any number of different platings (gold colored, silver colored, ...)
I also make pens in many other styles, just let me know the type of pen you are looking for
Thanks for looking and check back often as I add more jewelry and pens in Dymondwood and other unique natural woods. I will also be listing unique rings as well.