Hand Made Wooden Pens by Rodney Neep

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All pens come with an individually numbered certificate signed by Rodney Neep.

Pens are supplied in a clam shell type presentation box.

Fountain pens come with a high quality screw piston type reservoir for easy filling, and will also take commonly available (short type) ink cartridges.

The rollerball pens take a "Schmidt" ceramic rollerball refill available from all stationers.

NOTE: Any fountain pen seen for sale on this page can be supplied instead as a rollerball pen, and vice versa. Please contact me by email at the time of ordering. penmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk

Prices:

Monmouth Fountain Pen in a choice of various woods £110
Monmouth Rollerball Pen in a choice of various woods
£110
Matching pairs of fountain & rollerball pens
£200
(Prices may vary depending on the type of wood)

Options and extras

Monmouth pens come standard with titanium gold metalwork and rhodium plated accents (The centre band ring and the top cabochon). The standard pen has a high quality German made medium nib.

Body made of semi precious stone instead of wood
For stone types see: Stones
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£40
Brushed gold accent centre band ring & titanium gold cabochon
£0
Titanium gold accent centre band ring & cabochon
£0
Body material accent centre band ring
£15
Body material cabochon
£10
Bock nib upgrade. Fine, medium or broad
Gold plated steel with iridium tip
£20
Bock nib upgrade. 18 Karat Solid gold with iridium tip
£130



Above: Cabochon of body material


Above: the standard (medium) German made nib. Two tone with iridium tip.


Above: The screw piston type ink reservoir supplied with the Monmouth fountain pens.





THE MONMOUTH
FOUNTAIN & ROLLERBALL PEN

Each pen is individually hand made by Rodney Neep.

A very high quality "lifetime" pen with titanium gold metalwork and with various accent features. Each pen is individually hand made in my workshop. I have selected a Monmouth pen to use myself. It is superb.

Monmouth fountain pen by Rod Neep


Monmouth pens come with:

  • Titanium gold fittings
  • Rhodium plated accents and cabochon (with options of alternatives and upgrades)
  • ACME type cap thread for strength, durability and ultra smooth operation
  • German made two-tone premium nib
  • Screw piston type ink reservoir for fountain pens
  • Classic design with specially selected woods
  • Nib upgrade options

What is Titanium Gold plating?

It is much, much better than simple gold plating!

The metalwork of the pen undergoes a two part process - Firstly the components have a colour matched titanium nitride molecularly bonded to them by a process known as Particle Vapor Deposition or PVD. The TiNi then has gold bonded to it, again by PVD. The gold fills in the troughs and peaks left behind by the TiNi, those troughs and peaks serving to prevent the gold from wearing. The second part of the process is to plate the components with gold, over the top of what already exists. The result is a finish that is incredibly hard and as equally resilient to wear as rhodium, and which should show virtually no wear throughout its lifetime.


The pen shown here has a body material (Larimar Stone) as the cabochon in the top of the pen, and also a Bock gold plated steel nib with an iridium tip. (Upgrades).







MONMOUTH PENS FOR SALE NOW
Alternatively I can make one to special custom order in any wood or semi precious stone (subject to availability), and with various options.
Contact me: penmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk


#2398 - Monmouth Fountain or Rollerball Pen - Kingwood

Monmouth fountain pen by Rod Neep

With standard German made gold plated two tone nib (medium) - iridium tip for long life.
Centre band accent: Rhodium.
Cabochon: Rhodium

Alternate: The same body available as a rollerball pen. Please email me when ordering to state that you want the rollerball version of this same pen.




Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis) is a rare rosewood from Brazil. The heartwood is a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks. Kingwood is among the densest (and probably strongest) of all the rosewoods. It is extremely stiff, strong, and stable.

In terms of its history, Kingwood supposedly got its name from the French kings (Louis XIV and Louis XV) who preferred the wood in the use of fine furniture.

£110
Plus shipping
(For optional upgrade to Bock nib, or to receive the rollerball version of this same pen please email me penmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk)

SOLD




#2399 - Monmouth Fountain or Rollerball Pen - Maple Burr

Maple Burr fountain pen by Rod Neep



A lovely wood which appears to move like a hologram when you turn it in the light.
Titanium Gold with Rhodium accents
Free Bock nib upgrade on ths pen!

This same pen is also available with rollerball pen fittings instead of a fountain pen. Please state in the comments section on the Paypal check out, or email me if you would like this pen as a rollerball. penmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk

£110
plus shipping

SOLD


#2400 - Monmouth Fountain or Rollerball Pen - Cocobolo

cocobolo pen by rod neep

cocobolo fountain pen by Rodney Neep

Titanium Gold with Rhodium accents
£110
plus shipping

This same pen is also available with rollerball pen fittings instead of a fountain pen. Please state in the comments section on the Paypal check out, or email me if you would like this pen as a rollerball. penmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk

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#2396 - Monmouth Fountain or Rollerball Pen - Larimar Stone

Monmouth Fountain pen by Rod Neep

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. 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.

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.

This pen has the upgraded Bock nib (gold plated steel - medium), larimar centre band accent, and a Larimar cabochon (finial in the cap). Also available as the alternative Rollerball.

£195
SOLD


#2401 - Monmouth Fountain or Rollerball Pen - Larimar Stone

Another pen identical to the one shown above.



This pen has the upgraded Bock nib (gold plated steel - medium), larimar centre band accent, and a Larimar cabochon (finial in the cap). Also available as the alternative Rollerball.

£195
Plus shipping

SOLD




#2397 - Monmouth Fountain or Rollerball Pen - Brazilian Rosewood

Brazilian Rosewood fountain pen by Rod Neep

With Bock gold plated nib (medium) - iridium tip for long life.
Centre band accent: brushed gold.
Cabochon: Rhodium

Brazilian rosewood pen by Rod Neep



Brazillian rosewood pen by Rod Neep

The most revered wood is Brazilian Rosewood. It is no longer available in commercial quality or quantity. It is the closest wood that you can get to "Unobtainium". As a result it is expensive. Very.

Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia Nigra) is a mythical wood due to its scarcity, beautiful grain and stunning looks. Brazilian rosewood is only found in the eastern forests of the State of Bahia and southward to Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro and inlands of Brazil. Brazilian Rosewood is a protected species and due to its rarity a very expensive wood. In the early 1990s, Brazilian Rosewood was added to the list of endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). To obtain Brazilian Rosewood today, it needs to be wood that was both harvested and exported before the ban. Due to the long-time exploitation, the tree has become very scarce in the more accessible regions. Brazilian Rosewood is harder than the commonly-used Indian Rosewood, but is about the same density and weighs the same, around 1200kg per M3 (53 pounds/Cubic Feet).

The beauty of color and figure of Brazilian Rosewood is legendary.

I am sorry, but I can only sell this pen within the UK. International trade in Brazillian Rosewood is prohibited.

Also available as the alternative Rollerball instead of the fountain pen. Email me.

£200 - Free shipping
(select nib size - the 18 Karat solid gold nib is available in medium only)

SOLD






I can make this pen with any wood on request (subject to availability).

Email me penmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk



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