Slimline BetterGrip Style Ballpoint Pen or Stylus Pen in Historic Corduroy Road Wood
- - Brand: Koka-Bora Creations
- - Product Code: SlimlineBetterGrip_Chrome-Corduroy_Road-BP_BPS_PL
- - Availability: Pre-Order
- - Weight:0.03kg
- - Dimensions (L x W x H):13.10cm x 1.70cm x 1.40cm
Slim and stylish pen, pencil, or pen with a stylus tip. Simply twist the halves of the ballpoint pen or click to expose the pencil lead and write away!
Crafted from a piece of historic corduroy road wood that was discovered in uptown Waterloo during the Light Rail Transit system consturction in 2016. It is believed that the corduroy road has been built between 1790 and 1816 and comprised of elm and cedar trees. Although no official identification has been made, the wood resembles cedar.
The wood has been air-dried and then stabilized; however, this may only slow down the decay process to which it was exposed for over 200 years.
A numbered certificate accompanies every pen made from the corduroy road wood. Please note, the number of writing instruments created is limited.
The SlimlineBetterGrip pens feature a slightly larger assymetrical shape to the tip section of the pen giving much larger area to grip; the rest of the pen has a barrel shape.
The wood is turned to a barrel shape with any and all imperfections kept in place. The wood was then 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.
The hardware has chrome finish and available in three styles: ballpoint pen, pencil, and ballpoint pen with stylus tip.
The ballpoint pens (with or without stylus) comes with a Cross-style refill. To access the refill, separate the two halves applying consistent force while ensuring that you don't lose the centre band; then unscrew the refill from the twist mechanism.
The pencil takes on 0.7mm pencil leads. To access the lead chamber, remove the click cap to expose the eraser and then remove the eraser.
Customization for this pen is available. Customization comes in the form of an inscription of up to 5 words that will be burnt onto the wood in one or two lines matching, as closely as possible, the font you provide. To have your stylus customized, simply select 'Customize Tip Section' or 'Customize Clip Section' in the customization option and upload an image with your text.
This stylus is so functional, it may never leave your hand. Complimentary velvet pouch is included with the purchase; the stylus holder in the images is sold separately.
Note: the weight is in grams; the dimensions are in millimeters and shown as length of closed stylus by height of stylus with clip by largest diameter of the wooden body.