In spalted Norway maple with 24kt gold and chrome finish.
The maple was submerged in green dye and processed for 24 hours in a vacuum chamber. This piece was then heated to harden and stabilize the dye before turning on a vintage wood lathe.
This pen is part of a Norway maple that fell during a snowstorm at my forested home in Portland, Oregon. The black decorative lines are called spalting. The sporty yellow accent is repurposed plastic industrial waste.
Use Parker style ballpoint or gel refills.
Store your ballpoint or rollerball pen with the cap on to protect the refill from drying out when the pen is not in use.
Placing your pen into a pen case or pouch will protect the pen from being scratched, keeping the finish looking new.
When flying, store your pen with the writing point upright when not in use. Ensure that either a full refill is inserted or the existing refill is removed prior to the flight.