All facets of this pen are big and impressive reproductions of the original. They include a 12ga shotgun shell cap, a. 30 caliber bullet style pen body, a shotgun clip and a large, nib on the fountain pen style. This fine pen utilizes a dark Kingwood cap and a clear Maple Burl body for an authentic look. Kingwood is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture.It was the most expensive wood in general use for furniture making in the seventeenth century, at which time it was known as princes wood. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e. Those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to the sapwood, as in the picture. The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish.
It turns well but due to its density and hardness it can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt tools due to its abrasive properties.
Clear Stabilized Maple Burl goes through a process that impregnates the wood or burl with resins and renders it into an ideal / plastic like ability. The finished turned blanks has a vibrant grain and a surface with a brilliant and durable shine.
The various materials in an exquisite setting with its Kingwood cap and a clear Maple Burl body make for a very unique, one-of-a-kind pen. This pen was hand-turned on a midi-lathe, keeping the texture of the surface.
It was then sanded using a sixteen step process going from a rough grain to a very fine grade, producing a natural sheen. I then followed with a polishing process that engaged several stages, using a mixture of chemicals to bring out the natural beauty of the material. The pen was then finished with a process that protects and gives a long lasting surface that is sure to please. This fine writing instrument is destined to provide years of pleasure for the discriminating user.Its unique, one-of-a-kind design will speak volumes to your individuality, knowing that you are carrying the pride of handmade craftsmanship that is often lacking in a world of duplicity. The item "Fq Keen Handmade Kingwood/Maple Burl Over/Under Shotgun 24kt Gold Fountain Pen" is in sale since Tuesday, December 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Ballpoint Pens\Handmade Pens". The seller is "rodkeen" and is located in League City, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.