Both the brass and copper are raw (no coating) and they will patina and take on the antique look that is so popular today. The cap is posted; it screws onto both ends of the pen with smooth treads for secure storage. The pen section is 5-1/8 long.
Capped the pen is 5-1/2 long and it is 6-7/8 long posted. The pen body is right at ½ in diameter.
Brass and copper being heavy makes the pen weighs in at 3.1 ounces. One ink cartridge and converter are included.
RAW BRASS & COPPER / NOT POLISHED / NO FINISH / NO LACQUER. NO PROTECTION / PATINA WILL PROGRESS. THE UNPROTECTED FINISH PATINAS AS IT AGES. Patina is a Progressive Process, Not a Finish... If you get more patina than you like simply clean the pen with some Never Dull and start over.
The finish is raw and Patina is a process that WILL happen to this pen. We have buyers that are disappointed if the pen comes like new (less patina) because they like the patina, other buyers are disappointed if the pen comes with more patina than pictured. Yet others say they like the way it came but just keeps getting darker..... Yes, it is a process.
Personally I love the patina. Placid crafts specializes in handmade pens both conventional handmade and their signature metal series pens. These are made on a metal lathe form solid metal round stock blanks; these are made from Rebar, Aluminum, Brass, and Copper.
These are drilled out to 3/8 and a brass tube glued in to mount the hardware to. The Rebar is lightly cleaned on a wire wheel and sprayed with a clear coat to protect the steel from rusting. The other metal pens are turned to the proper size and the sanded for a smooth surface.These pen bodies are not sealed or coated. They will patina as each type of metal will.
They will get darker as they age and the patina gives them the antique look that is so popular right now. The item "Placid Crafts Handmade Raw Series Brass & Copper Fountain Pen / #354" is in sale since Thursday, June 8, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Handmade Pens". The seller is "cyber_space_pens" and is located in Lake Placid, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.