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 black titanium and rhodium accents that look great against the spectacular variation of green, teal, purple and pink tones. Photos do not do this fine writing instrument justice, as it radiates in the natural sunlight. This one of a kind fountain pen features a high quality plating with unique and intricate hand carved patterns: the center band presents a grapevine pattern and, adding a touch of class to this already beautiful pen, is a single grape leaf that embellishes both end and top caps.
Features a sleek and elegant design that has great balance and weight offering a superior writing experience. Comes 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. This truly unique pen would make a great gift for anyone. Well balanced and smooth, this pen is certain to captivate all who lay eyes upon it.
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, black titanium.