Spalted maple wood fountain pen in the'cambridge' style. A sustainably harvested maple tree with spalted wood is used to create this beautiful one-of-a-kind fountain pen. Consider the beauty and thoughtfulness of using this pen to write a letter to someone special and then, gifting the letter and pen to that person. A memory to last a lifetime what a grand gift for young or old, birthday or for any special occasion.Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought by artisans as well as lovers of beautiful wood. 1 dried outdoors, then in dehydrator.
2 stabilized in a vacuum pot under pressure for 8 hours then. 3 baked in a toaster oven at 200 degrees f for about 3 hours (this to set the resin introduced in the vacuum process). The wood is then very carefully turned on a lathe and a beautiful creation to last a lifetime and more is created. Hardite and sterling silver fittings accent this hand turned maple fountain pen.The fittings are intricately sculpted for beauty and represent grape leaves. The spalted maple finish consists of a hand rubbed mixture of shellac, boiled linseed oil and denatured alcohol then polished with micro wax. Use of this fountain pen will tend to deepen the patina from your finger oils. This is truly and elegant fountain pen that inspires use, either for yourself or a special someone.
It would be a grand gift for traditional 5th wedding anniversary. Write a love letter with this fountain pen and gift the fountain pen and letter to your spouse. (or give letter, keep pen). Cartridges are easily replaced and the fountain pen comes with a pump converter for those that wish to'dip' their pen.This item is made of ink cartridge and pump converter, hand crafted, sterling silver, hardite, grape leaves, hand turned, etchings, etched fittings, fountain pen, nib, spalted maple, maple.