A striking fountain pen with a screw-off cap. Features a steel, gold-plated, iridium-tipped nib. The Dignitary comes with one short international black ink cartridge and a standard international piston converter. Part of the Original Collection that launched Allegory, it features a bold design.
Throughout Israel there are olive groves that have grown for over 2,000 years. These trees saw Rome come to the area, and eventually fall. They saw much of Biblical history unfold, and they still stand today to bear witness to the trials faced by the region. These trees are highly protected; those who maintain them gather branch trimmings and deadfall and make them available to tourists and woodworkers.
Bog Oak:At the end of the last ice age, rising water levels caused huge oak forests throughout England, Ireland, and other parts of Europe to die standing and fall into the muck. For the last 3,000 - 5,000 years these trees have been preserved in anaerobic conditions underneath peat bogs. Their age has changed their color to a deep black with rich brown grain.
Handcrafted in Chicago.
Standard refills available
Includes a brief printed history of the woods in each package.
Always, completely, no matter what, guaranteed
Tree planting donation to the National Forest Foundation for each pen sold.
Here’s how this product leaves a lighter footprint
Meet the designer
Making Something More
Allegory Handcrafted Goods Co. - Chad Schumacher
A good pen is like a good watch - everybody should own one, and it should last you a long, long time. Allegory was founded on the principal of creating deeper value in the objects we use everyday, and we couldn't agree with this sentiment more. Their pens are crafted from reclaimed woods that are up to 50,000 years old, giving each writing instrument a unique story of it's own to complement it's beautiful appearance and precise design. Not only does Allegory reuse these ancient natural resources, but they also give back through their partnership with the National Forest Foundation, which plants a tree for every few pens they sell. Who knew you could feel so good about a pen?
Process & Materials
Allegory aims to make the objects in our lives meaningful again through the stories of their reclaimed woods. From Bog Oak to Barn Wood, to Sinker Cypress and Ancient Kauri, each material has it's own story to tell. Some of these woods are many thousands of years old, while others witnessed amazing events or took long journeys. One thing they all have in common is a previous life, and Allegory's goal is to connect you with something timeless through the woods' story. Allegory demonstrates that it is possible to protect natural resources while still using them to make great products. They use reclaimed wood and additionally partner with the National Forest Foundation, which plants a tree for every few pens sold.