Friday, 6 October 2006
|1158 - Tool, or jewelry?|
Last weekend at the Sioux City Riverssance, I wound up spending a fair amount of money I hadn't planned to. I stopped to look at a booth with hand-crafted pens. By the time I was done, I'd purchased a pen and pencil for my briefcase, a pen for everyday use on my desk at home, and this bit of indulgence...
The pen barrel is jasper, a semiprecious stone; the metal fittings are rhodium with 24K gold-plated inlays; and the nib is iridium with a gold insert. It'll take cartridges or can be filled from an inkwell with an adapter.
What the pictures don't show is how nice it feels in the hand. It's solid, and quite well balanced. It's a very nice work of art, and I'm almost afraid to put ink in it - for I know it won't get used as much as it deserves.
The creator is an associate professor of English and German at Northwestern College in Iowa. He does these on the side, and very well, I think. Check out his web page, Woods of the World Pens.
current mood: pleased
Wow! I took a look at the site too - I may have to do a bit of indulging myself when fundage allows for such things.
I'm going to get in trouble if I say "Bling Bling!" aren't I?
What can I say? I'm a chronic LJ reader, and I read journals of people I barely know. And comment (again. You're probably tired of me commenting randomly).
And when I saw that you bought a pen at the Sioux City Renaissance, I nearly flipped out. 'Cause, yep. I'm in his German class and had him my freshman year for Lit. And he told us his whole set-up of how he was going to do things there and was excited about selling his pens.
Glad you enjoy the pen so much - I might have to pass that on to him. :D
I don't mind at all people commenting randomly in my LJ. The only reason comments from those not on my friends list are screened is to fend off SA forum goons and the like who aren't interested in real discussion.
Please feel free to pass my comments along, and point him at this entry.