This exquisite genuine rosewood fountain pen in gunmetal trim is handmade from cocobolo.
Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) is a tropical hardwood tree that is native to Central America, mainly found in parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Nicaragua. It belongs to the genus Dalbergia, which also includes other valuable and highly sought-after woods like Brazilian Rosewood and African Blackwood.
Cocobolo wood is known for its distinctive coloration and grain pattern. It ranges in color from a reddish-brown to a deep burgundy, often with a pronounced figure that includes swirls and stripes. The wood is extremely dense and hard, with a specific gravity of around 1.0, making it highly resistant to rot and insect damage.
Due to its striking appearance and excellent durability, cocobolo wood is often used in high-end woodworking projects such as fine furniture, cabinetry, and decorative veneers. It is also a popular choice for making musical instruments, particularly acoustic and electric guitars, because of its excellent acoustic properties.
However, cocobolo wood is becoming increasingly rare and expensive due to over-harvesting and deforestation. It is a protected species under international law, and its use is highly regulated. As a result, sustainable alternatives such as Indian Rosewood and Sapele are often used in place of cocobolo for woodworking, musical instrument construction and high-end luxury turnings. Due to the fact this is a genuine rosewood, legislation prohibits shipment outside the continental United States due to CITES II legislation.
The gunmetal trim w/ a streamlined style allows for an elegant pen that feels, writes and has that jaw dropping appeal.
* I include a velvet sleeve with all pens regardless of whether or not a custom box is ordered.
* I include replacement ink cartridges in the color of your choosing—blue or black ink
Standard Fine Point,
*Bold, Medium or Fine Point available in Opus 88 Stainless Steel nib; $10 additional charge for nib upgrade
Size: ~1/2” breadth x 5-1/2” in length
Finish: Dewaxed Shellac followed by a thin coat of an acrylic sealer for added durability, then 100% beeswax until it feels smooth (and oddly satisfying).
• The person who has everything
• Any holiday
• Just because
• Back to school
• Father’s Day
• Mother’s Day
• His and hers wedding gifts
• Best Man / Maid of Honor / Matron of Honor
One of the most breathtaking woods, in a pen that is of the same caliper.
**legislation prohibits this pen from being shipped outside the continental United States