like to own one of the world's
oldest writing instruments?
Ancient Kauri from New Zealand is
the world's oldest workable timber!
Certified wood from the prehistoric Kauri
forests that grew 30,000-50,000 years ago!
The wood is
interesting to work
with and provides many challenges to the woodturner! It sands and
finishes to a very nice state due to proprietary finishing steps I have
developed for this unique material. The grain has
some iridescence, and is a warm "cognac" color.
Each pen includes a copy of the original certificate of authenticity
supplied to me by Ancient Woods.com, plus the free maple gift case
My price is only $95 for the ballpoint in Platinum, and $115
for the rollerball in Platinum. For solid 14K fountain pen nibs
please scroll down the page. Item #41 can be upgraded to an
incomparable fountain pen!
Like all of my other
Platinum rollerballs, this pen uses the
Pilot G2 gel
below is courtesy of the website of the
wood supplier, and I recommend you go there for additional info and
gorgeous photos of other projects made from Kauri Wood) Ancient Wood.com
"The prehistoric Kauri
forests that grew 30,000-50,000 years ago are preserved under the
the North Island of New Zealand. These incredible trees grew for nearly
2000 years before they were buried. Some have a girth of around 40 feet,
and a total height of nearly 200
feet. They are among the largest trees in the world. Buried under a peat swamp by
an unexplained act of nature, the trees have survived the centuries in
an underground resting place, sealed in a chemically balanced
environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition.
Radio Carbon Dating tests have done on samples of Ancient Kauri by
independent organizations that include: The University
of New Zealand in Waikato The University
of Sydney, Australia The New Zealand Institute of Nuclear
Analytic Inc. of Miami, Florida,
the United States leading laboratory for radio carbon dating analyses. Dating has proven beyond doubt
these Kauri forests grew during the period 30,000 to more then 50,000
Freesolid maple case shown below
(you will see
similar cases as a $10.00-$18.00
is included with all my CUSTOM WOOD PENS for
presentation. No cheap plastic boxes here! Included in each
case is a wood
card and refill instructions for the custom pen you have ordered.
Need Laser Engraving?
additional per pen. Engraving
shows up best on light colored
like the birdseye maple example shown below, or pink ivory, deer
antler, or rosewood.
It will not
show up as well on dark
woods like cocobolo, ebony, or multi-colored Dymondwood, tru-stone or
celluloid, and is not
recommended! For best
results, please limit your text to
one line of 14 characters maximum, including spaces.
Laser engraved items are not
click Item #100 (below) to add engraving to your order (indicate either
pen or box)
If you choose a dark wood, or patterned dymondwood for your pen,
you may wish to have the maple
gift box engraved, instead of the pen (not
both) Just specify "engrave the box" in the special
Here is an example of an engraved maple gift box: Again, be sure to add item #100 Laser Engraving
Are you a serious pen collector who will
use only high quality fountain
pens? You may choose any of the CUSTOM WOOD
PENS from this page then simply add the fountain pen tip
(rollerball upgrade kit)
here. I'll replace the rollerball tip with the fountain pen tip. Tip
will ship "dry" so you will ink it for the first time! It's
$95 additional, and includes a solid 14k "585"
medium nib, a bulk ink pump, and starter
at Staples Office Supply as "Allwrite #8004-32" These solid 14k nibs simply glide
over the page with no pressure, and are vastly superior to cheaper
"Iridium tipped" steel nibs. They are hand made by a German
manufacturer who makes 80% of the 14k nibs used by the major pen
manufacturers. The nib is the most important part of a fountain
so it pays to get the very best!
Solid 14K - 585 FOUNTAIN PEN TIP
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Sorry, Item #110 is sold