Buffalo horn and silver

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jalbert

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Here is a pen I finished today, made from black water buffalo horn, ebonite, and argentium silver. I made the barrel and grip from Japanese ebonite, which has a buffalo horn sleeve over the barrel, starting right behind the cap threads. I made the cap from thin argentium sheet, which is fit over an ebonite inner cap, which the cap threads are cut in to. The clip is argentium as well, and I cast it from a wax model I carved. The grip is cut for a Bock 380 nib. Ideally I would have used a rhodium plated one, but I only had a titanium nib. The pen is about 5 1/16” long when capped, 5” from nib to barrel end, and 13mm diameter at the threads, which are triple lead (12tpi).
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Top shelf work John.
The combination of materials goes together well for a sophisticated look.
The plating on the nib is a minor issue, but you are probably right, the rhodium plating would have matched the silver a bit better.
 

jalbert

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Top shelf work John.
The combination of materials goes together well for a sophisticated look.
The plating on the nib is a minor issue, but you are probably right, the rhodium plating would have matched the silver a bit better.
The person who bought it can spend the $200 to buy a rhodium plated nib
 
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