Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim

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Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim
  • Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim by Pens by Chris
  • Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim by Pens by Chris
  • Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim by Pens by Chris
  • Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim by Pens by Chris
  • Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim by Pens by Chris
  • Handmaden Tiger Wood Cross Style Twist Pen with Satin Gold Trim by Pens by Chris
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$24.99

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This striking wood Cross Style Twist Pen is made from Tiger Wood with Satin Gold Trim. It is turned much wider than the Slimline pen and has no separate center band. It has a brilliant finish, strong grain and a very unique appearance. The wood is turned on a lathe, sanded and finished with four coats of polish, all by hand. This creates a beautiful shine that brings out the natural beauty of the wood.  It is a water proof, high gloss finish that is non-toxic and non-flammable after drying. Over time, the oils from your hand will enhance the finish and the wood may darken.

I use Private Reserve Ink in all of my Cross Style Pens. In my opinion the best ink available. The ink is black in all pens unless otherwise noted.

No duplicating equipment is used in my work, therefore, even with like woods, no two Pens will be identical. This Pen is truly one of a kind.

Satin series pens undergo a special plating process that produces a matte finish that features a slight texture that looks and feels great. This popular plating offers a unique alternative to traditional plating.

Tiger Wood:

TIGER WOOD (Coula edulis) is a tree in the genus Coula, native to tropical western Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola. It is plentiful in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. It prefers tropical regions and is tolerant of light shade. It can be found in the top canopy of forest as well as the lower story and has no special soil requirements.

It is an evergreen tree growing to a height of 25-38 m, and has a dense crown that can cast deep shade. The leaves are arranged alternately, simple, 10-30 cm long and 4 cm broad, with an entire margin and an acuminate apex. The flowers are produced from April to June, and are greenish yellow, with either four or five petals.

The nut is an ellipsoidal drupe available from August to January, 3-4 cm long, with flesh surrounding the kernel, 5-6 mm thick, smooth in texture and can be red or green. The kernel shell is extremely hard and makes germination difficult. The nuts are usually found under the mother trees.

Common names include Gabon Nut, African Walnut, Congo wood, Tiger wood. It is not related to the Walnut, being so named because its nuts bear a superficial resemblance to the Walnut.

Every part of the tree is used in both raw and finished states. Its timber and nuts are used extensively. The bark is used locally to produce rinses or enemas for loin pains or kidney problems. The wood is used to make pilings for bridges and railway ties in addition to charcoal and standard construction. It is also used for furniture and cabinetwork construction, decorative veneers, paneling, fixtures and joinery.

The wood is bronze-colored, yellow-brown with irregular dark lines which is how the name tiger wood was derived. It is extremely hard, heavy, close-grained, and resists water well, making it a valuable hardwood. Increasing that value is the fact that it can come in large sizes, has an attractive appearance and easy to shape with tools. Woods from tropical Africa are coming under export restrictions to curb excessive logging.

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