This pen is part of a series of unique precision segmented inlay pens that we put together in our shop. There are 142 individual pieces in each pen barrel. It takes a considerable amount of time to design, cut, assemble, and build these one of a kind pens. We had to design and build special machinery and jig fixtures to slice and cut the wood and acrylic down to the exact size every time. Each piece is measured down to one ten-thousandths of an inch (0.0001”). That is about 600 times smaller than the average human hair. It is necessary to maintain these tolerances in our woodworking to make sure the joints where the different pieces come together match and line up. If the pattern ends up too long or short, it won’t fit the pen hardware. We designed this pattern specifically for this pen as you can see in the drawing above. Making the pieces line up is where the true skill is in segmented inlay work. I’ve been making inlay for over 18 years. I’ve won awards for it and had my work published.
★ Hand-turned body made of 142 precision custom segmented inlay pieces
★ Several steps of sanding and polishing for a durable finish
★ Activated by a twist mechanism
★ Design Style: Executive
★ Plating: 24kt Gold
★ Refill: Parker Style Refill available in any office supplies store
★ Barrel: 142 Segmented Inlay Pieces
★Materials: Walnut, Maple, Bloodwood, Cherry, Acrylic
These handcrafted pens make great gifts for a professional, executive, professor, collector, graduation, wedding gift, or anyone who enjoys a fine quality writing instrument.
The 40+ years of jewelry, wood and metalworking gives us the ability to maintain a high standard in everything we produce in our shop.