When my colleague's daughter was about to publish her book, my colleague thought it would be a great idea to give a fountain pen as a gift to celebrate the occasion. After all, writers need pens to write more books. She also wanted the pen to be made primarily from woods from Central America – a symbolic connection to the native land.
For the pen design purpleheart, yellowheart, and African padauk were used. The African padauk was the only tree whose straight grain and consistent colour complimented the other two. The pen hardware, on the other hand, has been modeled after the classic Parker-style pens featuring a threaded cap that seals tightly to keep ink fresh and iridium-tipped nib for smooth writing. The pen uses either ink cartridge or bottled ink.
The pen case contains a holder for four replacement ink cartridges as well as an ink pump which can be used instead of the cartridges. The brass plates were engraved with the name of the book and author; however, at the request of my colleague the names have been blurred. Two rare earth magnets keep the case closed.
Dimensions: Case: 8' (20cm) x 4' (10cm) x 0.75' (2cm)