Hand Made Wooden Pens by Rodney Neep

 

 

THE BEECHENHURST
STONE
FOUNTAIN and ROLLERBALL PENS

These special Beechenhurst Pens are made with bodies of stone and minerals. Have no concerns about possible breakage of the stone pens. I have been using mine daily now for anbout four years, and yes, it has been dropped on a hard tile floor a couple of times with no damage.

> Each pen is individually hand made by Rodney Neep. No two pens are the same. They are unique! When you buy a Rodney Neep pen, you select an individual pen from those currently offered for sale. All pens come with an individually numbered signed certificate.

The Beechenhurst is really nice quality writing instrument at an affordable price. With 24ct gold plated fittings with added titanium for increased durability. Occasionally I make one in silver. The German made  two-tone nib has a long lasting iridium tip, and the fountain pens come with a state of the art screw piston ink reservoir. The rollerball pens are supplied with a standard Schmidt 888 ceramic refull. The best.

The Beechenhurst is comfortable to hold, well balanced, and can be used with the cap mounted on the top of the body, or left off.




#549 - Steatite stone rollerball - sold


#530 - Pale grey Steatite stone fountain pen - sold


#531 - Salmon coloured banded stone Fountain pen & Rollerball set - Sold

 


#1795 - A Fountain pen and a matching rollerball pen in Larimar stone.

Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.

The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Mining records show that on 23 November 1916 Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren of the Barahona Parish requested permission to explore and exploit the mine of a certain blue rock he had discovered. Pectolites were not yet known in the Dominican Republic and the request was rejected.

In 1974, at the foot of the Bahoruco Range, the coastal province of Barahona, Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscover Larimar on a beach. Natives, who believed the stone came from the sea, called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found. The few stones they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in situ outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed.

Larimar is a type of pectolite, or a rock composed largely of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar. This blue color, distinct from that of other pectolites, is the result of copper substitution for calcium.

Miocene volcanic rocks, andesites and basalts, erupted within the limestones of the south coast of the island. These rocks contained cavities or vugs which were later filled with a variety of minerals including the blue pectolite. These pectolite cavity fillings are a secondary occurrence within the volcanic flows, dikes and plugs. When these rocks erode the pectolite fillings are carried downslope to end up in the alluvium and the beach gravels. The Bahoruco River carried the pectolite bearing sediments to the sea. The tumbling action along the streambed provided the natural polishing to the blue larimar which makes them stand out in contrast to the dark gravels of the streambed.

Larimar jewelry is offered to the public in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere in the Caribbean as a local speciality. Most jewelry produced is set in silver, and it is for this reason that I have set these pens with silver plated metalwork.

If you look closely, you will note that I have turned two tiny grooves into the barrel and correspending cap of the rollerball pen so that you can easily identify pen which is which!

Above: the pens in the open position with the caps mounted on the end of the pen bodies. You can use them like this if you prefer, or leave the caps removed when you write with them.

An absolutely stunningly beautiful pair of pens. The perfect gift for someone really special.

#1795 - A Fountain pen and Rollerball pen in Larimar Stone and Silver

£200
(Plus shipping by courier, fully tracked and insured)

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#535 - Beechenhurst Gold Fountain Pen - Steatite Soapstone

A creamy grey off white colour, with flecks and streaks of grey.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

£90

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#465- Beechenhurst Gold Rollerball Pen - Steatite Soapstone

A salmon coloured stone with a grain of reddish lines.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

£90

SOLD


#460- Beechenhurst Gold Rollerball Pen - Steatite Soapstone

The colours of clouds and a sunset.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future. Making a pen from stone is much more time consuming than making one from wood!

£90

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#459 - Beechenhurst Gold Rollerball Pen - Steatite Soapstone

Simply stunning. Pale grey background, darker grey streaks, and terra cotta reds.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

 
 

SOLD

#466- Beechenhurst Chromium Fountain Pen - Steatitie Soapstone

Pale grey with white streaks, and with a few hints of rust coloured streaks.

£90

SOLD


#601 - Beechenhurst Gold Fountain Pen & Rollerball Set - Olive Steatite Stone

Lovely mottled olive colours with hints of red.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

£180

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#602 Beechenhurst Gold Fountain Pen - Sunset Steatite Stone

Sand coloured with hints of grain lines in the stone.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

£90

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#1674 - Beechenhurst Rollerball Pen - Marbled Steatitie Stone

Gorgeous marbled effect.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

£90

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#1675 - Beechenhurst Fountain & Rollerball - Mottled Grey & White Steatite Stone

Dalmatian spots and streaks of grey against a pale grey background.

The Beechenhurst Stone Pens are made from steatite stone that I import specially from Kenya. I usually get several pieces of stone of the same appearance, which I use for my various higher end pens, but I cannot be sure that I will be able to obtain identical stone in the future.

£180

SOLD









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