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  • Cigar ballpoint pen, elder wood, gold plated


    This Cigar style pen has an attractive chunky feel that looks and feels like a much more expensive pen. Beautifully handcrafted from elder wood, which has a highly figured grain. The pen is adorned with quality gold plated components and has a high gloss finish to highlight the very attractive wood grain.

    The wood used for this pen was taken from a fallen branch close to my workshop. Elder commonly grows near farms and homesteads. Elderberry fruit or flowers are used in wine making and as dietary supplements to prevent or provide relief from minor diseases, such as flu and colds, served as a tea. The use of elderberry supplements increased early in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Like rowan, people saw elder as being a protective tree. It was auspicious if it was growing near one’s dwelling, especially if it had seeded itself there. If the rowan’s place was at the front of the house, the elder’s was at the back door; people believed it kept evil spirits from entering the home. The leaves and uncooked berries are slightly toxic, but once cooked the fruits can be used in pies and jam. 

    This pen is supplied with a black Parker style refill (installed) and a black velvet drawstring pouch. Pen boxes can be purchased separately.

    Style: Cigar twist ballpoint.

    Material: Elder wood barrel. Goldplated components.

    Refill: Parker style

    Finish: High gloss

    Length: 14.2cm

    Cap Diameter: 1.5cm

    Barrel Diameter: 1.35cm

    Weight: 50g