Beautiful new handmade pen holder. I made this pen from a custom “hybrid” resin (burl wood fused to gorgeous resin) that was made just for me.
The pen is a beautiful burl wood that has been dyed a lavender color…the burl is “natural edge”, so the “join lines” where it is fused to the resin is random and natural..really gorgeous. The resin is a white pearl that is swirled with lavender/purple. Truly a gorgeous pen…I used African Blackwood for the sleek black handle stem/finial.
This is a Straight Holder…and straight holders are gaining in popularity lately; probably because they are so versatile. They can handle a pointed pen quite handily (quite capable of copperplate and English Roundhand styles). But if you want to delve into broad edge styles (Fraktur, Blackletter, Quadrata, Old English, etc.), you will need a straight holder to handle your broad edge nibs, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a nicer, more luxurious custom straight holder.
This is a handmade custom calligraphy pen, professionally designed and made by me. It will easily and readily handle all of the rigors and demands of the professional calligrapher/penman. You will not have issues with my craftsmanship, it is at a very high level.
This pen has my super hardshell clear coat finish (I put 16 coats on this pen). Hand applied finish, one coat at a time (not a spray on finish). Meticulously wet-sanded and buffed out to a mirror-like sheen that is extremely durable. This finish will never become sticky or gummy, and is so hard that if ink dries on the pen, you can merely scrape it off with your fingernail. This finish is SERIOUSLY tough and frankly is the best available.