This pen was a dream to make, even though getting finish on it was pretty hard. The colours of the stabilised Oak Burr and the blue swirl acrylic make it look both ecological friends and warm.
A burr is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Stabilising is when all the moisture and air pockets in the wood are replaced with an epoxy resin in a high-pressure vacuum chamber. The result is a very charming and long-lasting effect that won't fade, crack or shrink.
It is both rollerball and fountain pen. The Alpha Duo comes complete with both rollerball and fountain components to quickly switch between the two. Thus includes a premium rollerball Ink refill, a standard fountain ink converter and disposable ink cartridge.
Complete with refill and a tied velvet pouch.