This provincial fountain pen was crafted from southern pine recovered from the Great Dismal Swamp. The fittings and cap on the pen were machined from C3604 brass. The only piece on the fittings that is not metal is the nib feed / holder. All threads have been machined into metal. The pen does come with a throw away ink cartridge and an ink pump / converter. The nib is a #5 medium tip.
The southern pine used in this pen was recovered from the Great Dismal Swamp located between southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. In 1763, George Washington and other prominent Virginian and North Carolinians founded the Dismal Swamp Company in order to drain the swamp and harvest the lumber. The initial plan was to drain the swamp, harvest the lumber, and develop the land for future use. The swamp was never drained due to complications. Eventually George Washington and the other investors gave up plans to develop the land. The Dismal Swamp Company then focused only on harvesting lumber which the swamp was used to float logs to the mills. Some of the logs sank and never made it to the mills. These are the logs that are being harvested today.
**We make several of these pens at one time. The pen you will receive will be the same colors but may have different swirls and patterns in it since every piece of acrylic / wood is unique. The pen pictured is an example of the colors and how the acrylic / wood will look.
With every pen purchase you receive a gift box, certificate of authenticity, pen pouch, and our business information. With fountain pen purchases you also get one converter / ink pump, one ink cartridge, and fountain pen instructions. With our mechanical pencils you will also get instructions. We offer free USPS first class shipping on certain items. **Dragon pens do not come with a pen pouch due to their size.
The pens offered by Provincial Mills are handcrafted in the United States (Colorado). We stand behind the craftsmanship of our products 100%. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us within 21 days and return the undamaged product within 30 days and we will refund the purchase price minus a 10% restocking fee (max restocking fee of $17.50). Returned items must be in the same condition as they were when shipped (no scratches, wear and tear, broken pieces ect.). Due to the nibs and ink used in fountain pens, the fountain pens must be unused if returned. Most woods and antler are finished with a CA glue coating which gives them a long-lasting shine and helps protect them. Depending on the material, some materials may be finished with a rubbing oil and high-speed friction polish. If the rubbing oil and high-speed friction polish is used, it will be stated in the pen description.
We offer free First Class shipping through the USPS on certain items. We do ship certain items or offer shipping upgrades for Priority Mail through the USPS. We also utilize Parcel select Ground through the USPS for packages that are too large for First Class. We can also add Signature confirmation to packages. If you would like Signature Confirmation, please let us know and we will add the charge ($2.45) to your order.
The USPS offers the following timelines as a guide (not guaranteed) for package delivery within the United States:
First Class Mail: 2-5 day
Parcel select Ground: 2-9 days
Priority mail: 1-3 days
We ship items next business day under most circumstances, but there are times when we are unable to ship orders the following day. If there will be a delay in shipment due to our shop being closed or we are away at a show, we will have a message posted on our "Shop Announcement" section of our home page (near the top of the page). During busy holiday seasons there are times when we are unable to ship next day.
Once the package is shipped you will be notified and furnished with a tracking number. We have seldom had any problems with lost packages shipped through the USPS. With that said, if your package is lost, please contact us as soon as possible so we can assist with solving the problem.
If you have any questions, please send us an email to provincialmills [!at] outlook.com.
***Please double check your shipping address to ensure it is correct. We are not responsible for items shipped to a wrong address that was provided to us. Please ensure there is a safe and secure area for the package to be delivered. Once the USPS indicates the package was delivered, we can no longer assist with any type of loss. If a package is returned to us due to unforeseen circumstances, we will refund the purchase price of the item (minus shipping), and the item will go back into inventory if you would like to purchase it again.
Just contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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