This set supplies well-made pen hardware components along with the bushings and drill bit needed to make two attractive, durable ballpoint pens. The high-quality gold plating, which includes small amounts of cobalt and palladium for abrasion resistance, yields a crisply detailed, uniform surface and a precise fit between parts, combining ease of assembly with trouble-free function.
Patterned after a classic Parker design, the flat-top New Series pen has a plated metal tip, a decorative center band and a domed finial. With a 1/2" diameter barrel that is well balanced and easy to grip, the pen operates with a half-twist in either direction to expose the pen tip. It comes with black ink and takes Parker-style refills.
The set includes an O-size drill bit (according to machinists’ bit-sizing standards) and the appropriately sized bushings. Requires a standard "A" mandrel and a minimum 5/8" × 5" pen blank, both sold separately. Because mishaps can occur during turning or assembly, we also offer brass replacement tubes.