About Tycoon™ Lustrous
TYCOON™ LUSTROUS FEATURES
Tycoon was born of the desire to craft the ultimate signature pen by uniting unique designs with rare materials. Uniquely traditional and elegantly masculine, Tycoon conveys your confidence, individuality, and style. The substantial, sleek, and bold profile brings a scintillating, exciting look to the deal signing table every time.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Length: 5.87 inches / 14.9 cm
Width: .63 inches / 1.6 cm
Weight: 3.2 Oz
Tycoon is a large, heavy pen.
ONE OF A KIND
While we aren't suggesting our pens are works of art to the degree of Picasso (you be the judge), each is a genuine original. Tycoons' are like their owners, one of a kind. Due to the handcrafted process and the organic materials used, no two Tycoons' are alike, making the gift of a Tycoon even more special to its owner. Many companies boast "Limited Editions," but that only means they make a limited number of the SAME pen.
Creating our pens by hand is one of our greatest pleasures, and we firmly believe in giving each a unique look; they are indeed one-of-a-kind.
Each Tycoon is individually handcrafted by our specially trained artisans who use traditional craftsmanship techniques to produce a writing instrument with no equal. All Pitchmans are created in our Johns Creek, GA, USA studios. Yes, they are "Made in the USA."
What do we mean when we say handcrafted?
Countless meticulous steps are involved in making a (Pitchman) Tycoon, using rare materials from rhodium, titanium, gold, and paua abalone shell. It takes 23 skilled steps alone to craft the cab with abalone. And another 15 steps to sand and polish until it's deemed ready to sign your name. We think the extra work it's worth it, and we think you will agree.
WHAT IS RHODIUM?
Rhodium is probably a metal you don’t hear about very often. It's extremely rare and is only a byproduct of mining platinum, copper, or nickel.
Rhodium is a whitish-silver metallic element. It belongs to the platinum family, and you can only find trace amounts of it inside platinum or nickel ore.
Rhodium holds the record as the most expensive metal in the world because no one's discovered a rhodium mine. Since its discovery in 1803 by William Wollaston, nearly 80% of all rhodium comes from platinum mines in South Africa. Since it's only a trace element in these mines, we have very little material available annually. To give you an idea of how rare and expensive this metal is—only 20 tons are mined per year. And in March 2020, its price reached an all-time high of $13,800 an ounce.
WHAT IS PAUA ABALONE?
Pāua is the Māori name given to three New Zealand species of large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs which belong to the family Haliotidae (in which there is only one genus, Haliotis), known in the United States and Australia as abalone, and in the United Kingdom as ormer shells.
New Zealand Abalone (Pāua Shell) is the most colourful abalone shell in the world. Its iridescent nacre features deep blue and green hues with flashes of pink and purple. Unique to New Zealand, pāua shells are harvested from rocky coastlines. Pāua is one of the most sustainably managed wild abalone fisheries in the world. The material for these pens was sliced and cast in a high quality acrylic around the pen body allowing the true brilliant color of the material to show through.