Aristocrat Style Bird's Eye Maple Twist Ballpoint Pen
Aristocrat Style Bird's Eye Maple Twist Ballpoint Pen
Aristocrat Style Bird's Eye Maple Twist Ballpoint Pen
Aristocrat Style Bird's Eye Maple Twist Ballpoint Pen
Aristocrat Style Bird's Eye Maple Twist Ballpoint Pen

Aristocrat Style Bird's Eye Maple Twist Ballpoint Pen

Bird's Eye Maple is one of nature's little secrets. The "eyes", or tiny swirly knots found in the wood, have not been able to be duplicated with any certainty by scientists. In fact, unlike other grain variations like burls, it is impossible to know if a tree has bird's eyes until it has been cut. 

This particular piece is truly spectacular, with a high concentration of knots in a relatively small area. It has been turned by hand on a wood lathe, sanded fine and given an acrylic coating. The acrylic was then buffed to a shine, letting the "eyes" shimmer as the pen is turned in your fingers. 

The pen hardware is gold and rhodium plated. Rhodium, a member of the platinum group of metals, has long been used in fine writing instruments. The band near the tip as well as the back finial feature 3D engravings with a genuine Swarovski crystal on the clip. 

Included is a Parker style smooth writing Schmidt black ink cartridge. When it needs to be replaced, simply pull the rear twist cap off, unscrew the inner twist mechanism and remove the old ink. Be careful not to misplace the spring that goes over the tip of the ink. 

The pen will ship in a black drawstring pouch. Pen boxes are available for an additional charge. You may also want to consider a handcrafted leather journal before completing checkout. 

Ready to ship anywhere in the world. If shipped to a NJ address 7% sales tax will be added. 

**GW Pens is proud to have been commissioned to make pens for The President of the United States and His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales**