Blue Spalted Maple Pen, Gold Trim, #0123
A blue stabilized spalted maple pen with gold trim and pocket clip. A vacuum removes air molecules from the softer portions of the wood and replaces it with the blue dye resin. The parts that are more blue were the softer parts and the black and tan parts were the harder parts of the wood. After it was removed from the vacuum solution , it was baked for two hours leaving it in a very solid state, kind of like petrified wood.
The pen blanks are then turned on a lathe, sanded , and finished with many coats of an very hard clear finish that produces a long lasting shiny surface .
The hardware on this pen is 24kt gold metal plating with a twist action mechanism. The pocket clip is gold with a rectangle black crystal near the end.
Refill is a Cross type writer common at business stores.
Pen is 5 1/2" long and weighs about 2oz.
Pen ships in a black velour gift box with refill instructions.
The pen you see is the exact pen you will receive, photos are shown just as they were taken and not altered with a photo software program.
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Shipping from United States
Domestic pen orders will be shipped by USPS priority mail. Hawaii , Alaska and international orders are estimated at a base price flat rate small box of four pounds or less and at a value of $400.00 or less per shipping box by First Class International by USPS. Kstrauss is not liable for shipping delays in any of the different classes of mailing.
LP record carry cases are heavy and ship in a rather large box, however I still try to ship by Priority Mail.
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Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Customer satisfaction is my main goal. I carefully inspect every aspect of these pens when making them and will not sell a pen that is not in perfect shape. I take as many detailed pictures as I see fit to let you inspect the quality of the product before you purchase. All pens are tested and inspected before packaging and are in 100% A-1 condition. If for some reason you are not satisfied contact me by Etsy immediately , not private email. I will try to resolve the issue right away. Do not give negative feedback before contacting me first .
Defective Items; If there is a defect in a part or workmanship, contact me for a return or repair. Most pens can be repaired, some easier than others, I will work with you to get the problem solved.
If an item is granted and cleared by the seller for a return it must have a tracking number and it must have insurance that is paid by the original purchaser. All items returned must be in original packages and be in 100% A1 condition. Items will be inspected closely upon arrival. All shipping costs are to be paid by the buyer on any aspect of return issues.
If an item is returned and is not in 100% A1 condition (barring the defective part) other options will be taken at my discretion.
Some of these pens can be matched up with a .07 ever sharp pencil or a 2MM sketch lead pencil and displayed as a pair. Contact me on this. Some pens are strictly pens only and do not have matching pencil options. I will send an information note on how to replace the ink cartridge or lead.
Custom orders are to be prepaid by buyer and are not refundable. All custom orders will take an undetermined amount of time , for some pens take a lot more time than others to make but an estimated completion time will be made and then updated as the order is completed.