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egnald

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Greetings from Nebraska,

About a year or so ago I was able to acquire some Genuine Lignum Vitae pen blanks. The wood was salvaged from spare Aft Tube (propeller shaft) bearings of the MV Doulos Phos, which I've read was the world's oldest active ocean-faring passenger ship until it was decommissioned in Singapore in December 2009 after 95 years of active service. The decommissioned ship was towed out of Singapore to Batam Indonesia where she was converted to a dry docked hotel. Prior to being renamed to MV Doulos Phos, the ship had also been known as the SS Medina, the SS Roma, the MS Franca C, and the MV Doulos.

I am pretty sure I still have a couple of blanks.

Here is a pen and pencil set that I made with a couple of them last October.
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Regards,
Dave
 

Stephanie

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Greetings from Nebraska,

About a year or so ago I was able to acquire some Genuine Lignum Vitae pen blanks. The wood was salvaged from spare Aft Tube (propeller shaft) bearings of the MV Doulos Phos, which I've read was the world's oldest active ocean-faring passenger ship until it was decommissioned in Singapore in December 2009 after 95 years of active service. The decommissioned ship was towed out of Singapore to Batam Indonesia where she was converted to a dry docked hotel. Prior to being renamed to MV Doulos Phos, the ship had also been known as the SS Medina, the SS Roma, the MS Franca C, and the MV Doulos.

I am pretty sure I still have a couple of blanks.

Here is a pen and pencil set that I made with a couple of them last October.
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Regards,
Dave
What is the name of the pen kit? I really like that look.
 

magpens

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What is the name of the pen kit? I really like that look.

The pen kit is the PSI Duraclick EDC :- ( either in the "Burnt Bronze" or in "Brass" ... not sure which but I'll reference the former )

 

egnald

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The pen kit is the PSI Duraclick EDC :- ( either in the "Burnt Bronze" or in "Brass" ... not sure which but I'll reference the former )


Magpens, you are spot on - it was the Burnt Bronze. I really like these kits too. - Dave
 

Crashmph

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How did you get so lucky to obtain all the various woods from all of those ships? That is amazing!
That is not even all of them. ;) I have several more not listed yet. Some of them include:
  • USS United States 1797 (sister ship to the USS Constitution and same class of vessel)
  • USS Brooklyn 1858 Civil War vessel
  • USS Cumberland (1842)
  • USS New York BB-34
  • USS LeHardy DE-20
  • USS Albany CA-123
  • USS Maine ACR-1
  • USS Wheeling 1897
  • USS Pensacola 1859
  • USS Toledo CA-133
  • USS Los Angeles CA-135
  • USS Oregon BB-3
  • USS Yorktown CV-10
  • USS Lexington CV-16
  • USS Constellation (1854)
  • USS Niagara (1813)
 
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Stephanie

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That is not even all of them. ;) I have several more not listed yet. Some of them include:
  • USS United States 1797 (sister ship to the USS Constitution and same class of vessel)
  • USS Brooklyn 1858 Civil War vessel
  • USS Cumberland (1842)
  • USS New York BB-34
  • USS LeHardy DE-20
  • USS Albany CA-123
  • USS Maine ACR-1
  • USS Wheeling 1897
  • USS Pensacola 1859
  • USS Toledo CA-133
  • USS Los Angeles CA-135
  • USS Oregon BB-3
  • USS Yorktown CV-10
  • USS Lexington CV-16
  • USS Constellation (1854)
  • USS Niagara (1813)
That is impressive.
 

philipff

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I have a small piece of Battle ship USS Missouri - -the Japan surrender ship- - and I will part with one pen blank---leaving me enough for my own historic needs. What's it worth to you? If interested, send email. P.
 
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