I have a number of alumilites and acrylics in stock that I just never seem to be able to get to. So every once in a while, I just decide to pull out some cool looking materials and turn them into pens for the sheer pleasure of it (since this one is not spoken for, it is going up for sale on my sales page).
This material is one of Jonathon Brooks' lovely alumilites, which he called 'Ghost Koi'. And typical for Jonathon's blanks, it looked kind of boring on the outside - a couple of blocky looking purple patches on a white blank. But having turned so many of his blanks, I knew better. Sure enough, as I turned the blank down to size, a very, very cool pearly purple swirl began to emerge (in fact, I'm pretty sure I yelled "cool!" as I was turning this one…).
The pen is another of my 'Compact' style pens, which is one of my current favourites. It is a nice, portable size for carrying, and is made so that the cap can post very securely on the barrel while writing - a great style for small hands and large hands alike.
This pen is fitted with a broad steel JoWo nib, and the fill mechanism is cartridge/converter (but I have made the grip/barrel threads snug enough that with a bit of silicone grease, it could easily be used as an eyedropper fill).