Buying a wood pen online can be tricky. If you go to google and type in "wood pens", you will get many results from how to make wood pens to where to buy a wood pens. The pens for sale on many of the results are beautiful works of art while others are basic wood ballpoints. Wood fountain pens are among the most elegant and prestigious ink pens you can buy. A wood ink pen can be pasted down for generation if the right pen is selected. How does one go about knowing what are the best wood pens?
Making a fine wood pen is done by wood turning or turning a pen on a lathe. Anyone can do it, but it takes skill and effort to produce a lasting work of art that is not only functional but also beautiful. Handmade wood pens are great as corporate gifts or for any occasion. Custom made wood pens for sale on the internet are some of the world's best pens if you know what you are looking for. Here is a quick list of things to look for when looking at a wood pen for sale online.
1. Zoom in on the pen for sale. Does the finish look smooth and polished?
2. Look at the ends of the wood pen body. Do the ends line up exactly with the metal components?
3. How many wood fountain pens does the site offer and are they made of rhodium or titanium? Many lower end pens feature "24kt gold" as a selling point...usually they are cheaper pens because 24kt gold plating wears extremely fast. 18-22kt gold doesn't and rhodium and titanium last a long time.
4. How much are the pens? Most skilled pen artists aren't going to spend days of labor producing a pen for $24.99. Many of the better wood pens for sale online range between $75-$400. A great quality wood fountain pen can be found for around $100.
The types of woods used in pen making vary greatly. Many of the better wooden pens use wood burl. Ink pens using wood burl have a much more decorative look than just plain wood. Hand made wood pens are commonly made from cocobolo wood, box elder, maple, buckeye, koa, and many other kinds of exotic woods. Most of the time (there are exceptions) the wood isn't what you are paying for but rather the labor of the skilled woodcrafter
Check out the author’s other blogs: san francisco jobs and sales jobs bay area. Mike Trobee is an experienced pen maker that owns and operates several pen websites featuring high end custom handcrafted writing instruments. Pens by Trobee features high end wood pens for sale.
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