Making of the Venus Rollberall pen with Awabi Shell

Posted on 10 Jan 06:59
                                                                                  
This stylish and elegant pen was hand crafted from the shell of the Awabi. Awabi is a different species of Albalone. The Awabi is native to coastal waters of Japan. In the United States this shell would be generically labeled Abalone.
Awabi is a beautiful material that shows its true color and brilliance under water. The shell encased in polyester resin has the same effect as being placed under water and brings out the amazing look of the shell. The colorful markings on the pen are from the center of the shell which is called the “Mother of Pearl”

The painstaking process of making the pen begins with the delicate cutting of very thin strips of the shell. The strips are carefully placed on an inner pen tube. The strips are then encased in polyester resin. The shell blank is then hand turned on a lathe, sanded to 12,000 grit and polished to an incredible high luster. The hardware features clear faceted crystals that adorn the cap, the end finial and completely ring the center band. The metal part of the pen is plated with Rhodium, one of the rarest and durable of all precious metals. The ink refill is made by Schmidt, the German Company, one of the world’s best refill manufactures.

“Mother Nature” never produces exact duplicates of anything. This pen is truly unique and there will never be another like it.