A pen to go with you everywhere you want. Simply twist the tip and write away!
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 rhodium finish with black titanium accents along with a Swarovski crystal on the clip.
The pen is only available in ballpoint format and takes on a standard Parker style refill. To access the refill, simply unscrew the tip from the middle. Make sure you retain and install the spring on the new refill.
Customization for this pen is not available due to the dark colour of the wood.
This pen might rarely leave your hand! Not only will you write with it constantly, but you'll show off this beautiful hand-crafted writing instrument to everyone around you. Complimentary velvet pouch is included with the purchase; the pen holder in the images is sold separately.
Note: the weight is in grams; the dimensions are in millimeters and shown as length of closed pen by height of pen with clip by largest diameter of the wooden body.