Raw Brass & Rebar Fountain Pen. This raw series fountain pen is machined from C3604 brass for the hardware and features a genuine ½ Rebar body.
The brass is raw (no coating) and will patina and take on the antique look that is so popular today. The rebar body has a spray clear coat to help protect it from rusting. 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 rebar being heavy makes the pen weighs in at 2.8 ounces. One ink cartridge and converter are included. RAW BRASS / 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... THE FINISH IS RAW BRASS. If you get more patina than you like simply clean the pen with some Never Dull and start over. The finish is raw brass 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. Reinforcing bar, also known as reinforcing steel.
Common rebar is made of unfinished tempered. Rebar is used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and masonry structures to strengthen and hold the concrete in compression. The majority of rebar are deformed, as opposed to round. Rebar's surface is patterned to form a better bond with the concrete. The ribs and depressions on its surface can increase the bond strength with concrete and prevent slippage.
The pattern vary but usually there are two raised lines running the length of the bar 180apart with a spiral pattern between them. The deformed rebar is NOT ROUND. The diameter across the raised bars is larger than the diameter opposite the bars.
Rebar is tempered steel that is case hardened. The core is alloy steel but the closer to the outside the harder the steel gets.
This makes drilling it a real problem. I use special hard drill bits manufactured from tungsten and molybdenum to increased hardness and with cobalt added to ensure superior heat resistanc.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 & Rebar Fountain Pen / #355" is in sale since Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Other Fountain Pens". The seller is "cyber_space_pens" and is located in Lake Placid, Florida.
This item can be shipped worldwide.