Fountain pen or rollerball - Thuya Burl
Fountain pen or rollerball - Thuya Burl
Fountain Pen - thuya burlRollerball Pen - thuya burl
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Thuya burl is the pinnacle of desire and luxury. Coming from Morocco, this wood is a rich caramel color with swirling grain and tiny knots known as eyes. The iridescent swirls in the grain will appear to move as you rotate the pen in the sunlight.   It is a member of the cypress family and is very aromatic though the acrylic finish prevents the aroma from lasting.  It has long been used in incense and perfumes especially in ancient Greece.  I have chosen to use rhodium hardware with black titanium accents to frame this unique wood.  Each pen comes fitted with a medium point stainless steel nib, a piston converter and an international size ink cartridge.  Should you choose the rollerball, it will be filled with a Schmidt or Shcneider insert which are the most common sizes.  Replacements are available at most office supply retailers.
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