“Sweetheart” Custom Oblique Pen



Sweetheart Pen (oblique)

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This is the Sweetheart pen!  Beautiful and unique!!!  I made this pen from a beautifully figured flame maple (aka tiger maple, aka fiddleback).  I finished this pen with a technique known as “double-dye”, which really looks fantastic as you can see.  The entire wood is first dyed jet-black and allowed to dry.  After that, the black dye is sanded off, but the more “porous” parts of the wood grain have absorbed more of the black, so in this places the black remains.  Next, the pen is dyed with translucent red.  The black bits can be seen through the transparent red, which makes the awesome “flame maple” grain really pop! This type of finish is often used on high end guitars that have flame maple “tops” on them.  I use UV protected aniline dyes on my pens (the same dye as is used on high end musical instruments). This is a premium finish;  time consuming, but sooooo beautiful. You don’t see many pens finished like this.  I inlaid some nice resin “accent rings” in the middle of the pen to add interest, and to break up the busy design of the maple.
My Unique Oblique Custom Pens are meticulously handcrafted writing instruments.  They are finely crafted, pro-caliber calligraphy pens.  This pen will easily and happily handle the rigors of the professional calligrapher.  As with all of my handmade calligraphy pens, this one is coated with my super hardshell clear coat (12 coats on this pen).  This finish is crystal clear, super hard, will never become sticky or gummy, and is almost impossible to stain.  If ink or gouache dries on this finish, you can wipe it off with a damp rag, or for stubborn cases, you can literally scrape it off with your fingernail.
I will happily set up the flange on this pen to accommodate your favorite nib prior to shipping. Please let me know which nib (only one please) that you will use in this pen and I will have it set up and fine-tuned for you when I ship it, so it will write perfectly right out of the box!  (Nib is not included with the pen).
This pen will ship to you with a premium storage/presentation case



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