These are some samples of the colours and materials that our pens can come in.

Please choose a colour and visit the shop page to select the style. 

Please note that not all styles are available in colours at the moment

Regal


This colour is fast becoming a favourite of our customers. The stunning colours seem to move and shift as the pen turns.

Tiger


Officially Black and Tan, but after a customer asked for a "Tiger coloured" pen, how could I resist?

Black and Blue Galaxy


The Black and Blue swirls in this colour sparkle under light.

Red and Black Swirls


The dark colours in this swirling pattern mix well with a darker style pen, but also make a chrome style stand out even more.

Blue and Green


The mix of Blues and Greens in this piece give it an almost sea kind of feel.

Galaxy Swirl


This picture does not do justice to the swirling mix of pinks yellows and creams in this design.

Coffee Bean


An unusual material for a pen, as its made with real coffee beans, but it works. The pen smells of coffee everytime you use it.

Wood samples


Below are a few samples of the types of wood we use for the pen bodies.

Exotic and non native woods.

Ziricote

Cordia Dodecandra

 Central America and Mexico

Color ranges from medium to dark brown, sometimes with either a green or purple hue, with darker bands of black growth rings intermixed. Ziricote has a very unique appearance, which is sometimes referred to as “spider-webbing” or “landscape” grain figure.

Pau Rosa

Bobgunnia fistuloides, B. madagascariensis

African rainforests.

Heartwood tends to vary in color from a pink or yellow to a darker reddish brown, with darker brown streaks common. White to pale yellow sapwood clearly demarcated from heartwood. Color tends to darken with age. 

African Padauk, Vermillion

Pterocarpus soyauxii

Central and tropical west Africa

Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown.

Gaboon Ebony, African Ebony, Nigerian Ebony, Cameroon Ebony

Diospyros crassiflora

Equatorial West Africa

Heartwood is usually jet-black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present.

Snakewood, Letterwood, Amourette

Brosimum guianense (syn. Piratinera guianensis)

Coastal regions of northeast South America

Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. Wood is typically a reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or black patches. Color tends to darken and homogenize with age and exposure

Panga Panga

Millettia stuhlmannii

Eastern Africa

Heartwood is a very dark brown with black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil-finish) the wood can become nearly black.

Olive

Olea spp. (Olea europaea, O. capensis)

Europe and eastern Africa

Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. Color tends to deepen with age.

Cocobolo, Cocobola, Cocabola

Dalbergia retusa

Central America

Cocobolo can be seen in a kaleidoscope of different colors, ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or purple. Sapwood is typically a very pale yellow. Colors are lighter when freshly sanded/cut, and darken with age.

African blackwood, Mpingo (Swahili)

Dalbergia melanoxylon

Dry savanna regions of central and southern Africa.

Often completely black, with little or no discernible grain. Occasionally slightly lighter, with a dark brown or purplish hue.

Native and non exotic woods.

European Yew, Common Yew

Taxus baccata

Europe, Southwest Asia

Sapwood is usually a thin band of pale yellow or tan color, while the heartwood is an orangish brown, sometimes with a darker brown or purplish hue. Color tends to darken with age.

Purpleheart, Amaranth

Peltogyne spp.

Central and South America (from Mexico down to southern Brazil)

When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a  dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple.

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica

Europe

Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue

European Ash, Common Ash

Fraxinus excelsior

Europe and southwestern Asia

The heartwood is a light to medium brown color, though darker streaks can also be seen, which is sometimes sold as Olive Ash. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown;

English Oak, European Oak

Quercus robur

Most of Europe, to Asia Minor, and North Africa

Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. 

Sweet Cherry, Wild Cherry, European Cherry

Prunus avium

Europe and Asia

Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color.

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

Eastern United States

Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white.