In highly figured tiger stripe hazelnut wood with solid C3604 brass finish.
The hazelnut was submerged in yellow dye and processed for 48 hours in a vacuum chamber.
This piece was then heated to harden and stabilize the dye before turning on a vintage wood lathe.
Oregon is the largest domestic source for Hazelnuts, and local growers call the plant a filbert tree. The wood for this pen came from a wild tree on the forested hillside of my home here in Portland, Oregon.
Includes German iridium nib and black ink cartridge.