Heavy duty, practical mechanical pen or pencil with a 5.6mm lead. Due to the large size of the refill, it uses gravity to propel itself. When protracting it, place your hand under the tip to prevent the pen or pencil lead from falling to the ground.
Crafted from a piece of historic corduroy road wood that was discovered in uptown Waterloo during the Light Rail Transit system consturction in 2016. It is believed that the corduroy road has been built between 1790 and 1816 and comprised of elm and cedar trees. Although no official identification has been made, the wood resembles cedar.
The wood has been air-dried and then stabilized; however, this may only slow down the decay process to which it was exposed for over 200 years.
A numbered certificate accompanies every pen made from the corduroy road wood. Please note, the number of writing instruments created is limited.
The wood is turned to a barrel shape with any and all imperfections kept in place. The wood was then finished with Pure Tung Oil and Carnauba-based Wax. The Tung Oil penetrates the wood to emphasize the grain and colour. The oil does not contain artificial thinners or cure-accelerants and is approved for food-contact items. The Carnauba-based wax forms a light 'skin' finish which serves as an additional layer of protection. The combination of the two finishes emphasize the beauty of the wood while preserving its natural feel.
The hardware has a chrome finish and it comes with a ballpoint or pencil style
The ballpoint comes with a mini pen refill. To access the refill, take out the pen attachment and unscrew the cap at the back.
The pencil comes with a 5.6mm thick black 4B pencil lead. To access the integrated sharpener and the refill chamber, unscrew the end cap. The inside of the cap contains four tiny blades which are used to sharpencil the lead by twisting motion.
Customization is not available.
A truly unique creation by nature that fits in your hand. Complimentary velvet pouch is included with the purchase; the pencil holder in the images is sold separately.
Note: the weight is in grams; the dimensions are in millimeters and shown as length of closed pencil by height of pencil with clip by largest diameter of the wooden body.