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Is this pen really made of zirconium? The only evidence in favor of this idea is that it's sold in the novelty shop of a major refiner of zirconium metal for industrial and nuclear applications. If anyone should be trusted when they say a pen is a zirconium pen, it would be Wah Chang. Still, it seems a bit hard to imagine, not to mention quite pointless. I can't imagine why it would make sense to construct a pen out of a metal as expensive and difficult to work with as zirconium, especially since none of its unique properties give it particular advantages in the pen arena.
I'm going to have to go with my best guess, which is no zirconium in this pen.
Source: Wah Chang
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 10 January, 2005