Oak handmade pen with a broad grip and narrow waist making it easy to hold. The pen has a retractable tip and black ink. Twisting the body brings the tip forward/back. The pen has been handmade from oak by woodturning. The wood has not been treated so you can feel the unevenness of the grain. It will probably change colour a little with time and use. The oak gives a lovely grain pattern. The end, clip and centre are pale gold coloured.
I find this pen very easy to hold. The narrow centre (waist) means it sits nicely in my hand. However, it does narrow down to the tip so if you need a wide tip, this one might not be ideal. It weighs 25 grams, compared to a biro at 5g, parker 12g, generic retractable 10g or zebra zero grip 9g. So it’s a little heavier than a plastic pen.
I have a selection of handmade, broad pens on this website. A local, talented woodturner has made these pens for Hobby Aids. I wanted to stock some pens that were broader because if you have knobbly hands they might be comfier to use, but I also wanted pens that looked good. To me, it’s important to have a pen you’re proud to own and use.
Key features of the oak handmade pen –
- Black ink
- Untreated oak wood
- Retractable tip
- Broad with narrow waist
- 13cm long (just over 5″)
- Max 1.5cm wide
- 25g weight
For a similar pen, please see Zebra Wood Handmade Pen
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