It is this last feature that led me to make pens and pencils from bamboo. I noticed that whenever bamboo wood was used in crafted utensils, the maker removed the most beautiful and engaging part of the cane, the epidermis or bark. The epidermis was part of what drew me to bamboo.
So I decided to try making writing instruments that emphasized that facet of bamboo. These writing instruments are the unique results of those efforts. This pen is made from a bamboo cane of Phyllostachys nigra "Boryana". This is a subspecies of Black Bamboo.Instead of all black canes, it has varieties of dark shapes. It is called "Tiger Bamboo". It is one of the most beautiful canes I have ever seen on any bamboo and made an exceptional pen. Except for sealant on the shaped areas, the surface of the pencil is as it was in nature. The epidermis has been aged but is otherwise untreated. This makes the pencil particularly comfortable to hold and to write with. If you have ever held bamboo in your hand, you know what I mean. The more you handle it, the more your natural skin oils burnish and improve the wood.
The mechanism is a Penn State Industries' Traditional Fountain Pen. A single use ink cartridge and a reusable ink pump are included. The item "Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) Boryana Fountain Pen" is in sale since Wednesday, February 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Handmade Pens". The seller is "dragon82" and is located in San Jose, California.
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