Pen care.

Taking care of your pen.

These pens are deigned to be used everyday and that is when they work best. Saying that they do need some care and attention. Wood is a natural product and can be damaged easily by excessive heat, cold, moisture or exposure to harsh chemicals.

I have intentionally not used any lacquers or chemical sealing products on my pens so as to preserve the feeling and warmth associated with wood. I do finish the pens with a thin layer of wax that is buffed on. This wax will wear away and you will find that it will wear particularly quickly where you are constantly gripping the pen.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR PEN WITH ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER CHEMICALS. This will damage the wood and if it contacts the feed of the nib it will probably destroy it.

The best way to clean your pen is with a clean microfibre cloth, the type you get with your sunglasses. A quick rub of the wood and clean the threads you are good to go.

If the wood comes in contact with anything that can stain it, then it's gonna retain it. Wood is porous and the stain will be there forever.

Cleaning Nib & Feed

Occasionally you should clean the ink out of the nib and feed, especially if you are changing color or if the pen hasn't been used in a long time.

Screw off the cap and section from the body. Store the cap and body somewhere the water can't get to them. Remove the converter and set it aside. The nib and feed and housing can be unscrewed anti-clockwise from the section. Grip the nib and feed securely in your fingers and turn anticlockwise. The nib and section may come free of the plastic housing this is fine just remove them. If you cannot get the plastic housing out do not force it. This can be cleaned in place with a drop of water on a cotton bud. Be sure not to leave any of the fibres from the cotton bud in the housing. Now rinse the feed and nib in some water and clean with a soft brush(old tooth brush). Pat them dry and reinstall them. Fill with ink and test. If you feel like you can't do this without damaging the parts you can send the pen back to me and I will do it. The price is 20 euro plus P&P.


Filling your pen with ink

To refill the pen with ink I recommend that you remove the converter and fill that directly from the ink bottle. This is to avoid staining or damaging the wood on the section by dipping the nib into the ink bottle.

It is simple to remove the converter. Simply unscrew the section from the body, and pull the converter out gently. Fill the piston converter directly from the ink bottle and replace the converter into the section. replace the section in the body.... et voila.... a pen that is ready to write again. It may take a few seconds for the ink to flow through the feed and deliver ink to the tip especially if the feed was dry.