Platinum Pink Ivory Eurostyle Pen

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Project by scottb posted 06-03-2009 02:07 AM 2286 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri), also called Red Ivory, is a very rare African wood. The Pink Ivory tree grows predominantly in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa, and is said to be sacred to the Zulu. The wood is extremely hard and exceptionally dense. It works well, and will hold fine detail when carved. This wood has a tendency to darken to red over time, with exposure to UV rays. Poking around online, I see that reports of its rarity may exist just to mark up the price.

This dark pink european style pen has platinum components. Platinum (along with titanium) has the highest level of durability with regards to wear and corrosion resistance.

The pen is finished with BLO and friction polish.

This is the 2nd project in my 30 projects in 30 days challenge

cross posted on Facebook: B C Woodworking
This pen has sold. Other projects availble for sale on Etsy: B C Woodworking

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 06-03-2009 02:15 AM

Great job Scott.

I sold a pen and pencil set of Pink Ivory to a lady at a company where my daughter worked. Someone stole the set from her desk.

She came back and ordered another set.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-03-2009 03:13 AM

that’s a great looking pen. The color of the pink ivory and the pen hardware look great together.

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 03:37 AM

super pen nice job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 12:27 PM

Nice pen. I stumbled on a piece of that a while back. It’s beautiful when finished, but stinks to high heaven when you work it.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 11:40 PM

Great craftsmanship, Scott.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 09:02 PM

the wood grain looks great. great looking pen.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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