Ballpoint, Vietnam Service Ribbon
Vietnam Service Ribbon
The ribbon for the Vietnam Service Medal, established in 1965, and awarded to personnel of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Vietnam War. To those who went and came back; Thank You, and Welcome Home. To those who went, but did not; Thank You and Be At Peace.
Style: Parker type refill in twist mechanism
Fittings: Gold color
Weight: 1.3oz (37gm)
Diameter: 1/2” (13mm)-under the clip; 3/8” (10mm)-above the tip, basically the area one would hold while writing with the pen.
Length: 5-3/16” (132mm).
Item #: P4BPP0019
Completed: 21 July 2017
The Vietnam Service Ribbon design is 3d printed and then finished with CA. Like many finishes, CA (cyanoacrylate or 'Krazy Glue') finish is applied to the object while it spins on the lathe. At Penchant 4, as few as six or as many as twelve coats of CA can be applied to protect the decorative elements. It is then polished and buffed to a high gloss. CA is considered to provide a very durable finish; but it is not indestructible. Typically, CA finishes are only applied to wood or other organic materials.