Osage Orange Slimline Ballpoint Pens

This pen is made from Osage Orange wood ((Maclura pomifera) which is also known as Horse Apple or Bois ‘d Arc (Bodark). Osage Orange is a very hard wood that, while it has a tendency to split or check, is a very nice wood to work with, plus you can use the saw dust and shavings in your smoker. It takes a very fine finish and will darken with age and exposure to light. This particular pen I cut the blank to expose part of the creamy sap wood along with the darker and harder heartwood, which made for a very nice looking pen, don’t you think?

Mechanism: The mechanism is Cross style and refills are readily available in most office supply stores.

The pen was sanded up to 400 grit, then burnished with 0000 steel wool to bring up a smooth surface. It was then finished with mineral oil, bee’s & carnauba wax and a final polish with paraffin wax.

Price: US$35
Item Ref No: 10-OO-SBP
Status: Available. Click here to inquire about purchasing.

This Osage Orange pen has nice straight grain with some slight inclusions that add interest to the barrels. My two brothers and I harvested this wood for bow making. I don’t make bows, but both of them do. We split out around three dozen bow blanks, and I took home the wood that wasn’t suitable for bow making, but very nice for other projects.

Item Ref No: OOSP0035
Status: Sold but a similar pen may be available. Click here to inquire.

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