Elegant Monarch with Cross Band in Holy Land Olive Wood

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egnald

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Greetings everyone:

Today's distraction was a pair of Elegant Monarch pens with Cross Bands from the Classic Nib. One is Gunmetal and Gold and the other (at least according to the bag) is Gunmetal and Antique Bronze, but the Gunmetal part has more of an antique silver or pewter look to me. Anyhow, I think the grain in the Olive wood is very nice. By the way, I'm sure these are Olive Wood from Israel and they were labeled as Bethlehem Olive Wood, but I got them in Jerusalem. Each blank makes 2 of this style of pen and I have several of the blanks. I think I paid something like 8 Shekels each.

Regards,
Dave

PS They are both the same size, but parallax in my photography makes the bottom one look like it is bigger.

Two pens, three different views as they were rotated.
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Lucky2

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Dave, those are two very nice looking pens, the finish on both is outstanding. I just learned a while ago, you just can't go wrong when using a piece of olive wood. No matter what you make out of it, the outcome is always fantastic looking.

Len
 

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Correction: - The Classic Nib's website lists the pen as Gunpolish/Antique Bronze and not "Gunmetal". I'm guessing that is why it has a lighter, more pewter like finish. - Dave
 

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Well, you know me, I love any kind of Olive wood and I can only say that those blanks are "Gems" in my book, stunning grain and finish, let's hope the oils let the thick coat of CA stay put, well done...! đź‘Ť

Cheers
George
 

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Yeah .... that's what I like to see .... those straight shiny lines with no "wrinkles" .... very nice finish . !!!!

And I love that B.O.W. no matter where you got it !!!

BTW .... how much is a "shekel" ?
 

egnald

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Yeah .... that's what I like to see .... those straight shiny lines with no "wrinkles" .... very nice finish . !!!!

And I love that B.O.W. no matter where you got it !!!

BTW .... how much is a "shekel" ?

I always estimated about 4 Sheckels per Dollar to make it easy to do the currency conversion in my head, but the actual rate back in 2018 when I was traveling most frequently it was right around 3.7 Sheckels per Dollar.

Dave
 

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Always loved nicely figured olive wood and those are nice. Also like the matching of the kits. Works well together. May need to put them on my list for the future.
 
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