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  1. #1
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    Fit for a King?

    This is my latest pen. It's an Ultra Cigar BP pen in upgraded (fancy) Gold/Chrome plating, obviously turned from X-Cut Black Walnut.



    The cigar pen is a somewhat large style of pen that only some people like. This one has a little blahness surrounding it in my opinion. It is very sedate looking in the hand, like an old antique piece of furniture. The pic really doesn't do it justice!
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    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Very well done. I don't see the "blahness". IMHO, very elegant looking.
    I have not seen the Ultra before (or just haven't been paying attention). I like better than the regular.
    Agree, the Cigar is a large pen. I find I have to turn straight B-to-B with no bulgies to make them comfortable for the average hand.

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    I haven't cared for that kit before now. That one looks quite nice.

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    Looks great Mack!
    Well done.

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    Great Mack!

    You see, if I had one of those I would keep it in a safe for fear of loosing it!
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    Great work Mack and I agree with Toni its too good to use or carry around for fear of losing it. By the way sorry i did not make it to the breakfast I will try harder for the next one. Trouble is rugby season is here now and i am the local taxi to the game which is on weekends.
    cheers

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    Beautiful work, Mack. What finish did you use?
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    Beautiful pen Mack. Very nicely done. What was your finish???
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    Nice pen Mack, gold touch really sets off the black walnut.

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    Bernie & Vaughn; the finish is 6 coats of CA/BLO, left to cure for a day or so; then wet mm'd from 4,000 -- 12,000 grade, a little Ren wax and Bob's your uncle.

    The CA/BLO finish is a hit or miss proposition. This time it hit with a soft sheen on the walnut.
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
    It feels great to sell a pen,
    It feels even greater to give one to a friend!

    If your presence doesn't make an impact;
    Your absence won't make a difference!


    I am a proud supporter of
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