Most dedicated pen collectors, passionate amateur lovers of fine writing instruments and all other “in-the-know” can easily draw a solid distinguishing line between professionally manufactured, mass-produces, mechanically engraved and encrusted writing instruments, and hand-crafted wood fountain pens. The latter items are pure gems in the eyes of connoisseurs treasuring the delicate uniqueness of each of the crafted pens.
In case you purchase a fountain pen from a world-renowned manufacturer like Pelikan or Conway Stewart, you can’t really expect to get a unique piece of art. With wood fountain pens crafted by skilled amateurs it is a whole lot different story.
You can communicate directly with the craftsman – talk tet-a-tete, discussing the troubles and every aspect of final design, eliminating the unnecessary misunderstandings, fine-tuning elements of the overall design. You can decide upon the material, the preferred type of wood, the nib (metal, size), discuss texture and size, choose the filling mechanism (piston of converter), participate in designing the gift box, etc. That is, your input is significant at every stage of crafting the wood pen. And you are in control of every step, from developing the idea into the final piece of art to presenting it to someone you care for. With the help of a skilled craftsman who “feels” the wood and truly treasures the art of writing, you can materialize just about every idea, turn your vision of a dream fountain pen into reality!
If you choose a wood fountain pen as a gift to someone loved, a friend or a colleague, you may be absolutely sure that your small gift will be like no one else’s and will attract the envy views. It is next to impossible to create two identical pens from wood — at least the texture pattern will bi different on each piece.
One more great thing about every personalised wood fountain pen is that people tend to care more for such fine writing instruments because of the uniqueness the latter possess. Every such pen intensifies the emotional ties, accentuates the personal attitude, signify the strong friendship or respect, and lets everyone stand out from the crowd. With the help of Internet, it is easy to find a skilled craftsman to do the job. Of course you should plan your order well in advance – a wood fountain pen can’t be made in a hurry, it is a living material that needs special conditions to be prepared for crafting process. So if you think of presenting someone with a truly memorable gift, I suggest that you consider ordering a wood fountain pen.
Get more information on wood fountain pens and get in touch with highly skilled craftsmen. Kelly Wright is collecting vintage and fountain pens since 2003. She writes articles about collecting, identifying, and maintaining fine writing instruments, helping newbie collectors to avoid annoying mistakes. Visit her pen blog for reviews of renowned pen models!