Hickory Winds Woodcrafting
Handmade Canadian Ash Pen - Natural & Chrome
This is a hand-made pen with a body made of Canadian Ash with chrome colored trim. The wooden body was hand-turned to fit comfortably in the hand, then treated with linseed oil. Finally the body is then polished to 12000 grit and waxed with beeswax. The result is a finish that lets you really feel the wood in your hand. Note that ash has a very prominent and open grain, and as such may trap small amounts of dust or debris inside the grain. As well, the finish being a thin treatment of beeswax may need occasional touch-ups depending on usage. Simply take some beeswax and rub it evenly across the body of the pen, then hand-buff until smooth with a lint-free cloth. Alternatively, one can let a natural patina build up such that it reflects the writing habits of the owner.
The pen is a twist-style ballpoint which takes cross-style refills. These refills are available at several retailers but within Ottawa one of the easier sources is Lee Valley in the west-end. Product number for the refills is: 88K7856
A note from Ottawa Artisans: Please note that the vendor will contact you directly after payment to discuss your choice of local pick-up/drop-off or shipping (not included unless specified).