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Pen story

Jonkou

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In the bank today signing checks at the counter with my daily carry pen. The teller comments, wow that’s a nice pen, tell her thanks, then say I made it. Can I see, hand it to her, do you sell pens, no not these... do sell bullet pens at a local gun shop... you should, small talk, turns out she personally uses fountain and rollerball pens and could have sold her a few. Most pen makers I know carry a reject simply cuz they can’t sell it or don’t want to rebuild or throw it away. Moral of the story is if you’re a pen maker for profit carry one of your best and use it to generate business.

Majestic Jr with Buffalo horn

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Beautiful pen, and great idea for the pen makers in the group! Would like to know if anyone does this? Chuck
 

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Beautiful pen, and great idea for the pen makers in the group! Would like to know if anyone does this? Chuck
not that I try to generate business, but I carry one of my favorites all the time. It was a woodbarter peanut, but just stunning; Mountain Laurel Burl. Stunning wood that is, not sure i did it justice. But yes, have had many conversations concerning it.
 

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Beautiful pen, and great idea for the pen makers in the group! Would like to know if anyone does this? Chuck


I switch out the one I carry, but the one I use most often is a Texas flag pen @Bean_counter made for me years ago. I did sell one for @woodman6415 a couple years ago. I was carrying an antler one he made and a customer saw it and wanted one for her husband for Christmas.
 
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