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Old 08-12-2010, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Many of you make cartridge bullet pens... what type of wood is the best looking for the pen? I was thinking Kingwood or Bloodwood, but would like to know what is the best looking. Thanks for any help.
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I have made quiet a few altler is my #1 choice. cocobolo and bocote look good as well, just my thinking
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I like them best with antler, but any dark wood looks nice.
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I sell about 10 antler for every one made of wood. But if I'm doing a show near a military base I always take along several wood and casing pens. Law enforcement types also like wood tops on the antler pens. I try to make them out of the kind of wood that they would find on gun stocks and scales; cocobolo, walnut (stain it darker), kingwood, rosewood burl, etc.
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Well I prefer Antler myself, but if I had to choose a wood, it would like be a burl of some sort.

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Osage Orange or Lignum Vitae,
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If not antler, then osage orange, sort like the safety orange them hunyer wear while hunting.
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Antler (we call it Ozark Ivory) sells best followed by Camouflage PR. In our area any of the native woods go well: Oak, Hickory Mulberry, Sassafras, Maple, Red Cedar, Walnut
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Antler is always nice (especially for "my first buck" pens), but as far as wood goes, cocobolo and walnut burl are reminiscent of gun stocks and are very popular. Lignum vitae has a camoflage look and is good for a military theme. Other than that, anything pretty works.

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Check out my photos, I have several different ones you can compare.
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