Handmade Survival black chrome ballpoint pen in Mesquite
This is a ballpoint pen turned out of Mesquite with metal components in a black chrome finish. The weight of this pen is a hefty 66 grams and varies in length from 5-3/4 inches to 7-1/4 inches depending on where the cap is currently stationed.
This pen is designed to be able to start fires and to help defeat an attacker. The tip of the pen is very sharp and might cause an attacker to have second thoughts if use effectively.
To see how to start fire using the pen, take a look at the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_rWDvp_6k
Mesquite is a small, twisted, short-trunked tree, 20 to 50 feet high, or a large shrub. It is very slow growing, ill-shaped and scrawny looking tree with an exceptionally deep tap root. Wood usable for furniture is relatively tough to come by, but wood for small projects is readily available.
A bit about of the process of creating these pens: I start with a hand-selected bit of wood and the bits that make up the pen. I then spend some time working the wood to be the proper diameter to match the mechanism. Sand paper is applied, through a number of grits, to get a nice, smooth surface. Several coats of finish are applied and buffed. The wood and metal bits are then combined into a unique item.
First Item: $ 7.50
Additional Items: $ 1.00
Wood and wire objects will be shipped through USPS, usually through priority mail. If the postage costs exceed what I've charged, I'll absorb the difference.
Stained glass must be insured in shipment and will usually be shipped through UPS.
All shipments to Texas must add 8.25 % for Sales Tax.
I'm happy to discuss custom work, whether it's a pen, bottle stopper, chainmaille, or stained glass. Custom pieces require a 50% deposit up front to allow me to purchase materials.
If an item needs to be returned, let me know within 7 days of receipt and we can arrange something. The return policy on custom pieces can vary and will be discussed at the time of commissioning.
Beautiful pen! Fast shipping. Thank you!
Beautiful pen! Purchased as a gift. I'm certain he will love it. Thanks for the extremely fast shipping.
Holy cow, the wine bottle stopper and pen are absolutely spectacular! They arrived lightening fast and my family will love their gifts!
on Nov 16, 2011
Beautiful Scott! This was purchased as a gift for myself - after all, I'm worth it! The quality of workmanship is apparent and I can guarantee this set will never leave my side. I've handwritten more letters and notes in the last four days since receiving this set then in the last year - I can't put them down. I completed a review post on my blog at http://tinyurl.com/6m85apk. Thanks again Scott! CRyan
This beautiful bottle stopper will have pride of place in my mother-in-law's home. Thanks for the superfast shipping.