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David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point Collection

Updated on January 8, 2012
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David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Seafoam Green
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Seafoam Green
David Oscarson Reflectiosn Ball Point - Sapphire Blue and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflectiosn Ball Point - Sapphire Blue and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Ruby Red and Translucent White with Gold Vermeil
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Ruby Red and Translucent White with Gold Vermeil
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Winter Grey and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Winter Grey and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Violet and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Violet and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Pink and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Pink and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Azure Blue and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Azure Blue and Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Ruby Red with Gold Vermeil
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Ruby Red with Gold Vermeil
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Translucent Black
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Translucent Black
David Oscarson Relections Ball Point - Saffron with Translucent White
David Oscarson Relections Ball Point - Saffron with Translucent White
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Sapphire Blue
David Oscarson Reflections Ball Point - Sapphire Blue

It comes as no surprise that David Oscarson worked in the diamond and jewelry business prior to starting his own luxury pen line. The detail and elegance of every pen in his collection would suggest that this man has meticulous standards, that which only rivals his collectors. So that being said, what if anything could David Oscarson add to his impressive lineup that would be a welcome surprise? The answer is a ballpoint pen, and if this pen is part of the David Oscarson collection, what a magnificent ballpoint pen this will be. The wait is over, and the new Reflections collection is now available. These handcrafted ballpoints are a limited edition series, and if history repeats itself they won’t be on the market long.

How appropriate that the first in the series pays tribute to the pen which started the David Oscarson tradition, the Henrik Wigstrom Trophy Collection. All of us David Oscarson fans already know that this collection was inspired by the Russian Imperial Fabergé eggs. No doubt, David is simply responding to his collectors.

Each pen is clearly a work of art, with unsurpassed craftsmanship, and most assuredly is something that the collector will purchase and enjoy for a lifetime. However, something this spectacular is meant to pass on from generation to generation. This sentiment is a philosophy that David Oscarson shared with me, when we had the opportunity to speak about his inspiration and artistry. The proof is in every product, once you inspect these museum-quality writing instruments, I’m sure you will agree with my assessment.

One of the elements that showcase the craftsmanship of a David Oscarson pen is a process called Guilloché. As a pen collector, it is quite likely you are already familiar with the term, yet if you are new to the pen world I will take this opportunity to give you a brief synopsis. Guilloché refers to the intricate pattern formed by a master craftsman skilled in the art of engraving on 18kt gold and (.925) sterling silver. In fact, David Oscarson has products with up to five levels of Guilloché engraving, depending on which model you select.

Other writing instruments attempt to duplicate the process by casting a pre-stamped pattern into the precious metal, yet a serious collector will identify the difference in a heartbeat and appreciate the old world craftsmanship found in every David Oscarson product. Now the question is how do you preserve this painstaking Guilloché engraving? Most pens have an epoxy resin coating to emulate the look of true enamel. However, a serious pen collector will distinguish the difference immediately as the inferior finish is softer and feels warmer to the touch. An epoxy resin is generally applied through a spray or injection process. By contrast, the true enamel is hard like glass, and just like the characteristics of glass it will feel cool and smooth to the touch. Not only will the true enamel give a lustrous sheen, it will not fade or melt over time like that of an epoxy resin. By now you should imagine that David Oscarson only settles for true hard enamel as the finishing surface process, in fact his craftsman then must use a diamond file to grind down the excess enamel that goes between all the peaks and valleys of Guilloché engraving pattern. This true hard enamel finish on top of the artistic Guilloché engraving pattern is what sets David Oscarson products apart from all others. The finish is tough as nails and designed to last a lifetime, hence the lifetime guarantee.

Now that you have the history lesson under your belt, the mastery behind the process of each David Oscarson Reflections ballpoint will make perfect sense. In fact, to properly describe this magnificent ballpoint collection I must refer you to a quote from Pen World’s October 2011 editorial. “The ballpoint features the Wigstrom pen’s old world guilloché pattern alternating with panels of guilloché pinstripes. Like all Oscarson pens, the ballpoint is composed of sterling silver with hot enamel color applied over guilloché engraving. Trimmed in gold or sterling, the ballpoint is available in a variety of colors: seafoam, lavender, violet, pink, sapphire, sapphire pearl, tangerine, ruby and onyx—either solid or alternating with columns of pearl pinstripes. Limited to 888 pieces per design, the ballpoint is a thoughtful gift and must-have for those fortunate to own an original Henrik Wigstrom pen. Look for future ballpoint editions reflecting other Oscarson designs.”

In summary, this article is all about the quality and craftsmanship of a David Oscarson Pen, and the introduction of his new Reflections ballpoint collection. However, the story would not be complete without including the history of our relationship with David. As I mentioned earlier, he started in the diamond and jewelry business and our fist contact with him was when he was a Sales Manager for a luxury pen collection. This was prior to the time he started his own company. What Eddie (my brother and business partner) and I found so refreshing about David Oscarson, was his commanding presence, his incredible product knowledge, his moral code, and his family values. Eddie and I felt like we knew David for a lifetime from the get go. He warms up to all of our sales associates in the same manner, as he speaks with confidence and sincerity. In fact, the first comment my sales associates made upon meeting David for the first time, is that he is such a nice gentleman, not to mention the fact that he dresses and looks like a GQ Model. David is not only a gentleman he is also a man of his word. Each time Eddie or I have an important life cycle event, such as a child’s graduation, weddings, etc. David and family are invited just like a family member. David is not a relative, but we think of him just the same! I draw a parallel between David Oscarson the man, and the integrity that goes into each of his luxury pens and cuff links. If the product has David Oscarson’s name, you can rest assured it is the finest in class, after all his heart and soul goes into every product that bears his name!

I encourage you to view the entire David Oscarson collection by visiting our online store at www.airlineintl.com I hope you have the opportunity to experience the euphoria of owning a David Oscarson Pen. Eddie the Pen Man is anxiously awaiting your phone call. As you can imagine he loves pens, and the David Oscarson Collection is amongst his very favorite.

Eddie the Pen Man can be reached at 1-800-592-1234 (1-915-778-1234 Outside of US or Canada) or by emailing him at ceo@airlineintl.com we would like to invite you to visit our spectacular showroom in El Paso, Texas. We are less than 5 minutes from the El Paso International Airport, and will gladly pick you up from the airport if you make an appointment in advance. We are proudly celebrating our 33rd business anniversary. Thanks for taking the time to read this article, I hope you enjoyed it!

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      den3e 

      6 years ago

      Fabulous write-up - thank you, Jerry!

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