A JEWEL IN YOUR HAND
woodWhy Wood? Because it is a miracle. It has been used by man since the prehistoric times and still forms part of our everyday life today. Some trees live for Centuries and have witnessed the rise and fall of Empires and Nations. Some are not awarded the opportunity to continue being part of the world for long, however, their time rooted to the soil uprooted by the hand of man. The life they led can be visualised by their numerous rings, one for each year of life. If they cannot live any longer as an organic part of the world, nothing is lost thereby, for in the hand of man they may continue to accompany us in the crafted form of a wooden pen that will be behind all our responsible decisions and remains part of our life.
trustoneWhat is TruStone? This is a mixture of shattered pigmented pieces of natural stone ore stabilised in acrylic resin. What could I tell about a pen crafted of stone which is heavy and cool for the touch? It is a premium pen crafted from the best material. A material not suitable for all internal mechanisms, but once it is ready, a special and unique pen is born.
acrylicWhy Acrylic? Because it is beautiful, elegant and fashionable. It feels good in your hand and though it is heavier than wood it is still comfortable to write with. High quality premium pens can be crafted from acrylic resin in unique variations of shapes and colours to satisfy the wildest imaginations of style.
These days we may feel awkward holding a pen – unfortunately we rarely write with pens any longer. But a handcrafted, unique, and premium pen changes everything. The first sight, touch, and scent reveal that you will be using it till the end of time.
My handcrafted Pens always differ from each other in terms of shape and grain, because the material is always different. Everything is unique and unrepeatable. The following pictures show my current product line-up:
About the process
When a pen is crafted the basic material of appropriate quality is of most importance.
After careful preparations the piece is clamped to the lathe and sized properly. After arriving at the desired form, smoothing comes. Firstly, dry sanding is applied and after oiling, the piece is sanded again and again. Final sanding is followed by the application of orange oil that is skin, baby, and food friendly, and this will highlight and vivify the colour of the wood.
After oiling the next step is waxing with natural substances. When the necessary brightness is achieved, nothing else is left but the assembly of the pen.