Wooden Writing Pen - Europen Style - Gold Ball Top Twist Pen - Ambrosia Maple
This is a Euro style handmade pen made with Ambrosia Maple wood. Trim is gold and wood color is natural. These pens can be made fat like this example or slim.
Ambrosia refers to the ambrosia beetle. The beetle bores into maple trees that are already cut and deposits a fungus throughout the holes. The fungus reacts with the wood and creates the discoloration associated with ambrosia maple. While the ambrosia beetle penetrates other trees, the maple seems to have partnered with it uniquely to produce an enchanting result.
Euro style pens are thicker and slightly longer than the Slimline style, measuring 5.5 inches long (14 cm).
The pen is operated with a twist mechanism to extend and retract the tip for writing. It uses a Cross style ink cartridge which is available at office supply stores. To change the cartridge, you pull apart the top and bottom halves of the pen and unscrew the cartridge.
The pen is finished with cyanoacrylate adhesive (super glue) which is hard durable and water resistant finish. It feels like textured silk in your hand!
No exact duplicates can be made since each piece of wood is unique. But custom work is always welcomed. Make request for multiple pen quotes are welcome