Tortoise shell celluloid pen

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jalbert

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I was rummaging through my blanks and I found a short piece of tortoise shell celluloid, so I decided to use it for a pen. Since it was too short for an entire pen, I paired it with black acrylic for the cap, section, and barrel finial. I set a piece of the tortoise shell into the finial on the cap. As usual, I made the trim from silver. I decided to make the pen for a #8 size nib, so the cap threads are 14mm in diameter. Considering I made this on a whim and to no one's specs, this is not bespoke.
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duncsuss

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Lovely work, John.

In the second photo, it looks like you might have stamped something in to the cap ring - or is it just a reflection?
 

CjG78

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Beautiful pen as always John. When you can make a pen like that without specs, that's when you know you have mastered your craft
 
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