Handmade rollerball pen with black titanium finish and box elder burl clip view

Rollerball Pen | Red Flame Box Elder Burl Wood | Black Titanium

SKU: RB0020

Handcrafted rollerball pen features natural red flame box elder burl wood and black titanium finish.

    • handmade rollerball pen by artisan owner
    • sleek black titanium plated components
    • superior Schmidt rollerball refill
    • native North American box elder wood burl
    • burl wood is stabilized (resin impregnated) for stability
    • burl wood barrels lathe turned with traditional tools
    • cap is postable (attaches to end) while writing
    • pen presentation box included 
    • approximately 5.2" long and .6" diameter
  •      Burl wood, in this case box elder, is difficult to turn because of its convoluted grain and tendency to fracture. Burl wood for small turnings like pens generally survives the process better if first stabilized. During stabilization, resin is drawn into the wood structure while under vacuum. The resin is cured with heat and imparts strength and density to the wood. The red flame color of this wood is natural. Although I've read different ideas on what causes the stain, my belief is the tree’s natural defenses produce the compound as defense against a colonizing fungus.