A high quality, hand crafted pen made from fired bullet cartridges and bullets.
My Uncle Ed make these pens. They are awesome. They are made from once fired rifle shells, usually 30-06 and 308, my uncle has either fired himself or collected from others. The process involves machining and bonding operations to precisely align and assemble the parts and polishing and finishing operations to clean the shells and produce the bright finish on all the parts. All are crafted by hand using common shop equipment and various jigs and tools Ed makes himself. He is careful to assure the original head stamps remain and can be easily read when the two sections are pulled apart. Completed pens are finished with a special brass Lacquer to protect against tarnishing. He uses real rifle shells so you may find the occasional small scratch or dent. You may consider that as evidence of authenticity.
Some parts Ed cannot make himself are purchased from other sources. These include the cap, clip and twist mechanism. The refills are standard Cross pen refills and are accessed by pulling the two sections apart and screwing the refill out from the twist mechanism.
Ed custom makes all his pens in his home shop in Pueblo, Colorado. He has always been an avid hunter and shooter and ashe entered retirement was lucky enough to live near Trinadad, Colorado which is home to one of the best gunsmithing schools in the nation. After several summer camps, as he calls them, his interest in machining lead him to experiment with making pens. It took about a year of testing and experimenting to make sure he got it right. Now he uses his Pen sales to fund his machinery and tool addiction.
He enjoys making them, and hopes you enjoy using them.