M3 Damascus Steel Chairman Series
Damascus steel is a hot-forged steel used in Middle Eastern swordmaking from about 1100 to 1700AD. Damascus swords were of legendary sharpness and strength, and claimed to be able to cut through lesser quality European swords and even rock. Damascus swords often had an obvious patterned texture on their surface due to the high carbon content and the folding and hammering of the blade. True Damascus is very expensive costing thousands of dollars for a very small amount. M3 Damascus Steel shares the same visual charateristics as the original for less. The fittings include a rhodium-plated clip includes with a sparkling Swarovski clear crystal. All exposed accent rings, bands and caps include elegant custom hand-carved 3 dimensional designs. Components are cast, polished then plated with extremely durable black titanium plating. The regal profile is accented with brilliant rhodium-plating on all components and has a flawless fit and finish. This pen is available as a smooth flowing German made Schmidt® rollerball, Iridium tipped medium fountain or both/dual. An upgraded fountain nib in 18kt gold is also available. This pen weighs 97 grams with the cap and 55 grams without the cap. This one of a kind pen was handcrafted from a block of M3 Damascus steel using a proprietary 64 step process by Frederick fine handcrafted writing instruments a.k.a. frederickpens.com. Copyright © 2008 Frederickpens.com.