You've often heard of designer shoes, but you're not going to find that here. Instead, you're looking at a designer pen whose hardware is designed by the accomplished pen designer David Broadwell. It features 3D art designs on the exposed accent rings, bands, and caps.
The wood of choice was Ziricote – a tree native to Mexico and Central America. Ziricote has medium to dark brown colour with black growth rings intermixed leaving a “landscape” grain pattern. In addition, Ziricote is reported to be naturally resistant to decay; this pen has the potential of becoming like an heirloom to be passed through generations.
The pen's wood body has a barrel shape and is finished with Pure Tung Oil and Carnauba-based Wax. The Tung Oil penetrates the wood to emphasize the grain and colour. The oil does not contain artificial thinners or cure-accelerants and is approved for food-contact items. The Carnauba-based wax forms a light 'skin' finish which serves as an additional layer of protection. The combination of the two finishes emphasize the beauty of the wood while preserving its natural feel.
Both the rollerball and fountain pen hardware components are cast, polished and plated with a durable two micron 22k gold plate and black titatium. The threads at the back of the pen allow you to attach the cap giving you extra length and balance.
The rollerball pen comes with a fine-tipped (0.6mm) ceramic roller refill from Schmidt. The rollerball tip ensures smooth and even lines to your hand-writing.
The fountain pen comes with an Iridium Point medium nib manufactured in Germany and takes an ink well or a prefilled cartridge. The pen is uninked and will ship with the ink well attachment only. The prefilled cartridges are susceptible to damage in cold temperatures and therefore are not shipped to protect your purchase.
To access the refill or the ink, simply unscrew the tip from the middle. In case of the rollerball pen, make sure you don't lose the spring that goes at the end of the refill.
Customization for this pen is not available.
This pen is a luxury of writing instruments and you'll be envied by everyone. complementary velvet pouch is included with the purchase; the pen holder in the images is sold separately.
Note: the weight is in grams; the dimensions are in millimeters and shown as length of closed pen by height of pen with clip by largest diameter of the wooden body.