Herringbone slimline - 2007 Penmaker's Challenge entry

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This pen was created with two exotic woods, pink ivory and purple heart, and complimented with sycamore to balance the colors. The slimline style pen hardware is in 24 karat gold.

One of the primary distinctions of this pen originates from the custom centerband. With the ‘braid’ style created by the segmented wood, the centerband was designed to ‘cinch’ down on the braid to give the illusion that it is holding the braid together.

Thanks for looking…advice is always welcome…
Chris Mathes

-- Antiques made, while you wait

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#1 posted 01-24-2008 03:12 AM

Very nice pen!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-24-2008 04:05 AM

That is a nice pen. It is one of the more unique designs that I have seen.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-24-2008 04:41 AM

Fantastic looking pen. A great job.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-24-2008 06:45 AM

Really nice, good choice of woods and love the center band.


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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 01-24-2008 07:37 AM

Really a very special pen.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 01-24-2008 09:02 AM

I agree with Doug, that is something special. will you be doing a blog on how you made it NC?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 01-24-2008 11:48 AM

Very nicely done. It looks great.

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#8 posted 01-24-2008 12:41 PM

Good looking pen.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 01-26-2008 01:24 AM

Good looking pen. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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