Best Pen Finishes

Aug 1, 2014 by

The best pen finishes in this industry vary on the material you’re using and, in the case of wood finishes, what your preference is. Do you like your wooden pens to look and feel like wood? Or would you rather sacrifice the look and feel for a lifelong, glass-like finish? I’ll address all common materials and preferences in this post.   Best Pen Finishes for Wooden Pens As I mentioned above, finishes for wood pens aren’t as straightforward as plastic and stone pens – you have options based on your preferences: If you like the look/feel of wood: Your best option is an oil/wax/shellac based finish. This comes at a price though – your pen will have a nice, glossy finish when it’s on the lathe, but that will wear off in time. I...

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