I love office supplies. I do. I love them. I can easily spend hours walking through Staples, and I do, on more of a regular basis than I'd like to admit. I also love things that are handmade, and hopefully that doesn't surprise you. Most wooden pens that I've ever seen have been in the $30-$60 range, and while they are often beautiful, they aren't really my style. So, naturally, I started working on my own version, that takes a very different approach.
The ink insert is the only component of my pen that I do not make. My pens come with a Fisher Space Pen insert installed. Space pens have pressurized ink that does not rely on gravity to function. That means that my pens can be used sideways, upside down, and in zero gravity, and still function nicely. Some people might be suspicious of anything that doesn't have a ballpoint, or gel, or some such nonsense, but I assure you, these pens are great.
Q: How long do the pens last?
A: It depends on how much you write with it, silly! They last a good long while. I have never had one run out. That doesn't mean they'll never run out, but they are like most pens.
Q: Can the ink be replaced if it runs out?
A: Yes...sort of. If you want to replace the ink yourself you'll need some pliers, the specific kind of insert that I use, and the willingness to end up covered in ink. If you don't want to run the risk, or put up with the hassle of finding the right insert, I can replace the ink for you. All you have to do for that deal is return the physical pen to me, and give me your mailing address. I'll send it back to you in tip top shape as soon as I can.