Slim, balanced design with a twist mechanisim. Uses standard Cross style refills. Part of the Original Collection that launched Allegory, it features a bold design.
Primary Wood: Sinker Cypress
Before the industrial revolution loggers practiced log driving -- where floating logs down-river to a temporary sawmill was the first step in the process of creating lumber. Occasionally logs would sink and become trapped in the silt at the bottom of the river. If enough silt was laid down before rot and erosion set in, the log would be preserved. Today these century-old remnants of pre-industrial America are recovered from the bottom of river beds.
Inlay: Picklewood RedwoodPrior to the onset and broad adoption of refrigeration technology, food preservation was a much more complex task. Pickling was a primary method of food preservation and a lifeline for many homes. Large amounts of lumber were required to construct pickling vats. Today these vats are no longer necessary in such quantity, and they provide an excellent source of reclaimed lumber. The pickling solution used in the process adds beautiful character to the wood.
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.