Päua abalone is a shell from mollusks only found in new zealand. To create this majestic pen strips of abalone were sliced into straight segments and meticulously applied by hand around a metal tube and then cast in crystal acrylic resin to protect and capture all the varying brilliance of this extraordinary piece of nature. The pen is beautifully accented with rhodium accents that look great against the spectacular variation of pinks, greens, teals and browns of the body. Photos do not do this fine writing instrument justice, as it radiates in the natural sunlight.
The center band, cap end and post feature hand-cast high quality rhodium engraved inserts surrounded by brilliant 22kt gold plating. Features a sleek and elegant design that has great balance and weight offering a superior writing experience. The rollerball comes with a high quality schmidt ceramic 5888 fine pointrefill that can be found at most supply stores or online retailers and the fountain pen is equipped with a german-made gold #6 medium tipped nib, plus a universal blue ink cartridge and a premium ink reservoir pump that you can fill with the ink of your choice.
Notice that the pen does have the ability to post the cap on the back of the pen while in use. Please note that due to truly handmade nature of this item, the pattern and color on your pen may vary from that in the photos above. Each piece is unique and no two pieces will be exactly like but i always try my best to keep the designs as consistent as possible. The pen includes a free luxurious black box making it perfect for a gift.
Every one of my pen is handmade. I don't use templates so each one is unique. My process includes casting, cutting, turning and sanding (a lot) the pieces one at a time.
All the pens are made by me in my studio in california. This item is made of päua abalone and rhodium, 22kt gold, gold.