Give an EXTRA special gift with this simply stunning one of kind Handmade Ballpoint Twist Pen. This pen is well balanced for a relaxed writing experience while the ballpoint transmission operation is simple and smooth. Superior quality Chrome plating will provide you with years of a long lasting brilliant finish. Parker style refill, which can be bought at any office store.
The body is made from a Dyed Buckeye Burl, beautiful redish waves.
The Burl* turned on a lathe to shape and size. Then cyanoacrylate (Super glue) finish is applied or used to fill any imperfections. This type of finish is extremely durable and will help keep your pen safe from water, oil and the rigors of daily use. The finish is very similar to an acrylic, and will last the life of the pen with no problems.
Thanks for looking, Todd
* A little information on what a burl is - A "burl" is an abnormal growth that typically grow on the outside of the tree and usually near the tree trunk. Since each "eye" of the burl could have grown into a tree branch, this causes the grain to grow in every direction at the same time. A burl typically also has bark inclusions, voids, as well as other things making it difficult to turn. A burl also does not form on most trees so they are all very rare, yet contain the most desired wood and is worth all of the extra effort to turn, as you can see. A small piece will often go for $10 to $50.
The Buckeye Tree is also know as Aesculus_glabra
I'm new to Etsy. I've been selling pens on Ebay for over a year. I have additional pens for sale on Ebay.