A ballpoint pen with an unusual shape, contrasting woods and unique look.
These ballpoint pens are made of locust burl (Robinia pseudoacacia, the yellow parts) with curly and shimmering grain, and darker Arizona desert ironwood (Olneya tesota), a rare wood particularly heavy (it sinks!) and hard. The oblique cuts give it its character. No clip, but a stop button (adorned with a mother-of-pearl cabochon) on the cap prevents the pen from rolling on the desktop. One of the pens is further adorned with tiny mother-of-pear dots on the front side.
Usually, wooden pen show several metallic parts, here no metal on the outside of the pen, only wood is visible.
As I used only dense woods, carefully polished and protected with several layers of linseed oil, I could do without varnish, obtaining a touch of an inimitable softness and sensuality.
The tip comes out by turning the cap. Refills (Cross type) are found in any stationary shop.