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BALLPOINT Pen, Rare LIGNUM VITAE twist style slimline wood pen with copper hardware (454)

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Made in Moscow Mills, Missouri

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This is an amazing twist style ballpoint pen made from rare LIGUM VITAE wood. The grain of this rare wood is very fine and tight. This pen is dark brown with light brown highlights and assembled using copper slimline hardware to give it a striking appearance and the contoured shape feels comfortable in your hand. A slimline pen is slightly larger in diameter than a "BIC" plastic pen making it easier to hold.

The sleek, refined design of a slimline pen makes it the perfect gift that never goes out of style.

The pen in the photo is the actual pen you will receive.

This pen was turned on my lathe then finished with progressively finer sandpaper, all the way down to 12,000 grit! That is finer than the finish on a piece of glossy paper! This pen has a natural finish, no additional top coat has been applied. It will slowly absorb the users natural body oil through continued use and will develop a truely unique toning making it the ultimate personalized gift.

It is filled with a standard "CROSS" style cartridge with a medium point and black ink. Refills are available at any office supply store, but even better...I'll include one free refill with this pen! I also include an instruction sheet for changing the ink cartridge and caring for the pen.

Lignum vitae is a trade wood, also called guayacan or guaiacum, and in parts of Europe known as pockholz, from trees of the genus Guaiacum. This wood was once very important for applications requiring a material with its extraordinary combination of strength, toughness, and density. It is also the national tree of the Bahamas and the Jamaican national flower.

"Lignum vitae" is Latin for "tree of life", and derives its name from its medicinal uses; lignum vitae resin has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions from coughs to arthritis, and chips of the wood can also be used to brew a tea. Lignum Vitae is hard and durable, and is also one of the densest wood traded (density: 1.23 g/cm3); it will easily sink in water.

Due to the density of the wood, it was the traditional wood used for the British police truncheon until recently. It’s strength, combined with the relative softness of wood compared to metal, tended to bruise or stun rather than simply cut the skin. The wood also has seen widespread historical usage in mortars and pestles and for wood carvers' mallets.

The belaying pins and deadeyes aboard USS Constitution and many other sailing ships were made from Lignum Vitae. Due to its density and natural oils, they rarely required replacement, despite the severity of typical marine weather conditions.

According to T. H. White's version of the King Arthur story "The Once and Future King", Lignum Vitae, from which the wand of Merlin is made, has magical powers.

American folksinger Pete Seeger fashioned the neck of his trademark banjo from Lignum Vitae.

You can see by this brief synopsis that this wood has a very interesting and historic past. Just think how you'll be able to amaze your friends, business associates, and collegues with these facts about wood in your pen!

A pen of this caliber will please any pen collector, executive, or other aspiring professional. In fact, if you're not 100% happy with this pen, just let me know and I'll make it right.

A handmade pen makes a perfect birthday, christmas or graduation gift. Handcrafted pens also make great wedding party gifts for your best man, bridesmaids, ushers, etc.

Shipping anywhere else in the world is only $10.00. I can combine shipping so each additional item shipped at the same time is only $3.00 more for each item. Each pen comes in a protective plastic case for shipping and storing.

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