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by Distinction Gifts ltd

About Us

Pens of Distinction by Distinction Gifts Ltd.

  At Distinction Gifts, we are devoted to producing the highest quality writing instruments for the most discriminating of tastes. Whether for personal use, an award for achievement, as a corporate gift for loyal customers, or to staff for acknowledgement of long service or a job well done, a Pen of Distinction will never fail to impress. Each pen we make is not only a beautifully crafted writing tool but a work of art.  

Making each pen

  All pen barrels are individually turned, finished and assembled with quality pen mechanisms by Distinction Gifts on the Kauri Coast of Northland, New Zealand. The timber is stabilized, turned on a lathe, sanded and polished through nine grades of micro-mesh, then coated with a special purpose shellac wax to achieve a gorgeous and extremely smooth finish. This process produces a pen in which the beauty of the natural wood shines through and yet is durable enough to last a lifetime.  

The finished product

  A beautifully finished wooden pen brings about a sense of appreciation for your writing tool, unlike that of a metal or plastic one. The natural beauty of wood, with its own grain features and unique characteristics will bring enjoyment and satisfaction to those who value quality, handcrafted, writing instruments. Every finished piece becomes a collectable investment giving you the privileged opportunity to enjoy the distinctive and unique beauty of New Zealand’s native timbers.