Thank you for purchasing one of my pens. The pen you received has been hand-turned and hand-assembled, and should be treated as you would any fine, delicate instrument. It will withstand a lifetime of use, but it will not withstand abuse. I choose to purchase quality (i.e. not the cheapest) pen kits and materials I can find to turn. However, the material that I have turned has been turned down to ⅛” or less in places and may become damaged. Wood is a natural material that will react to changes in temperature and humidity. Extreme changes in environment or harsh impacts can damage or destroy your pen. 

Changing Ink Cartridge:

Ink Style: Parker Ballpoint/Gel Refill 

  1. While holding the pen upright, grasp the cap and twist it counter-clockwise.
  2. Carefully tip the pen upside down to remove the ink and spring, being careful not to lose the spring.
  3. Place the spring on the new ink cartridge, the insert the spring & cartridge into the pen body. 
  4. Reattach the cap.

General Care Tips: 

  • Do not drop your pen.
  • Do not expose pen to moisture.
  • Do not expose pen to extreme heat, such as inside an unattended vehicle.
  • Do not expose pen to harsh chemicals.

Cleaning & Maintenance:

  • Lightly buff with a clean, dry 100% cotton cloth. 

  • DoNOT use cleaning fluids, solvents, or abrasives. 
  • Your pen has either been finished with a friction finish or with many thin layers of CA (cyanoacrylate) glue, which has been specially formulated for this purpose. Both provide a very durable finish that will resist scratching or staining from daily use. If minor scratches appear over time on resin or CA finish, a quality plastic finish may be used (per manufacturer’s instructions) to bring back the shine.

Note: The above guidelines are just that. They should not be considered all-inclusive. Common sense will go a long way in the care of your fine writing instrument.