“Coal Miner’s Daughter” – The shaft of this beautiful jet black click pen was hand crafted from an actual piece of West Virginia coal! This beauty is one of a kind, perfect for the executive with roots in the soil.
The original chunk of coal, measuring about 5 x 3 x 1.5 inches, was harvested deep in the hills of West Virginia, U.S.A. It was collected by my father-in-law and held as a keepsake for many years before my mother-in-law challenged me to turn a pen with it.
This pen was cut from one solid coal piece! This coal was never crushed and added to acrylic, like you might find in other “coal” pens. After cutting the coal to size and drilling out the pen tube, I carefully rounded and sanded it down to its present shape. It was then buffed up to 10,000 grit before receiving 9 successive coats of durable cyanoacrylate finish, polished to a high-gloss shine, to keep it looking great for years to come.
The chrome settings are the perfect accompaniment to its glossy black surface. Note: the nib (tip) is black plastic, not coal, though it matches the coal shaft perfectly. This pen opens by clicking the plunger and writes smoothly in black ink.
- Pen made of solid coal