Archive for the ‘Madrona’ Category

Madrona Slimline Ballpoint Pen

Madrona (Arbutus menziesii) is known as Madrone south of the Siskiyou mountains on the California / Oregon border, Madrona to the north, and Arbutus up in BC, Canada. It’s also the only broad leaved evergreen in Canada. This particular piece came from my brother’s back yard in Gold Hill, OR. This particular pen was sold for a father’s day gift to a client in SE Asia, Madrona is popular there because it can’t be found anywhere in Asia, so it’s unique. In fact, it can’t be found naturally outside of the Pacific Northwest. One of our favorite sailing destinations has lots of Madrona all over the island.

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

Finish: 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: 12-Mdna-SBP
Status: Available. Click here to inquire about purchasing.