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This auction consists of one Wormy Chestnut pen hand-turned on my wood lathe. This pen was turned from a tobacco stake that was found in the top of an 80 year old Wormy Chestnut barn in rural North Carolina. (see picture of barn) The style is "Big Ben" or "Cigar" and the ball point is fine with black ink. The refill can be replaced with a standard "Cross" type refill found at office supply stores. The hardware is Black Titanium & compliments the wood in the pen's body very well. The ever-so-popular Wormy Chestnut "worm holes" are seen throughout the pen. (see pictures) This pen features a Cigar pen body and has proven to be an excellent fine writing instrument for a man. Customers who have arthritis in their hands have commented on how much easier this style of pen is for them to grasp & the weight of the pen aides in writing even more.
About MillerMark Pens
I was raised in the majestic mountians of North Carolina and have always enjoyed being outdoors and spending time in the woods. The idea of turning something small on my wood lathe came from an 80 year old Wormy Chestnut barn that my brother and I reclaimed from the mountains of North Carolina. In the top of the barn were hundreds of Wormy Chestnut tobacco stakes. I thought it would be such a waste not to use every piece of this extinct and rare wood. I turned the Wormy Chestnut on my lathe and made the first MillerMark pen! Ever since that first pen my family and I have been scouting the North Carolina mountains searching for other natural materials that can be hand-turned into my pens & pen displays. (A pen display is a unique creation of MillerMark Pens that is made to hold a pen or display a pen on a desk top). These pen displays can be found on eBay as well as other MillerMark Pens that are up for auction.
MILLERMARK PENS ARE MADE TO BE USED FOR YEARS TO COME. THEIR QUALITY ENSURES
A FINE WRITING INSTRUMENT, AN EYE-OPENING CONVERSATION PIECE
& A WORK OF ART ALL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS .
* Materials Used in Making MillerMark Pens *
TREE BURLS: A growth on the side of a tree that creates swirls and intriguing designs in the wood.
SPALTED WOOD: Most of the wood we collect is already on the ground & is going through a process called "splating". These spalted woods have very distinct lines that create a beautiful MillerMark Pen.
NATIVE TREES TO NORTH CAROLINA: Walnut, Cherry, Dogwood, Poplar, Oak & Cedar
RARE & EXTINCT WOODS: Wormy Chestnut reclaimed from barns
DEER ANTLERS: I trade with local deer hunters in order to get the antlers I need for making the antler pens and pen displays. I give the hunters one antler pen for enough antlers to make 10 pens.
CORN COB: The corn cob pens are made from locally gatd corn cobs & also from Indian corn that I grow in my garden.
* Why Purchase A MillerMark Pen ? *
Every pen & pen display is a one-of-a-kind creation hand-turned on my wood lathe. The type of wood, grain pattern, color, stage in spalting and style of pen all play an important part of how each pen will be different in it's own creation. Every deer grows antlers that are unique to that animal so I never know what the antler pen will look like until it is finished. The antler pens may be solid white, gray, brown, tan or may have outstanding hues of purple. Different corn cob varieties and each row of kernels being aligned in natural patterns account for the beauty of each corn cob pen. No dyes or coloring is used when making my pens.
Pricing * Guarantee * Shipping
MillerMark Pens & pen displays are priced by the type of materials used, the time spent searching for the natural materials, the labor involved in creating each item individually and the quality & durability of the item.
Repair or replacement of pen guaranteed in case of shrinking of wood, natural cracks etc... Guarantee is only for turned parts of MillerMark Pens . Other parts can be repaired or replaced for a fee of $10 or less. I can clean, re-glos...