Writing with historic timber.
High-end writing utensils these days are made with all sorts of rare and precious metals with highly-stylized designs. But the team at Allegory Pens wanted to craft writing utensils that were different and told a story by using historic and rare woods from around the world. The Dignitary pen is the perfect example of this idea, by combining two ancient woods to create a beautiful pen that connects the writer and their instrument. None of the wood used is freshly cut, and the Chicago-based company is partnered with the National Forest Foundation, that plants a tree for every few pens sold.
The new Allegory Dignitary fountain pen is made using two different woods from the United Kingdom/Ireland/Europe and Israel. The inlay is made from a deep black and rich brown grained Bog Oak wood. After the last ice age, trees from around Europe died and were enveloped in bogs, which over the past 3,000 to 5,000 years, were preserved and changed their color to a deep black and rich brown grain.
The primary wood used in the Dignitary pen is Bethlehem Olivewood that is highly protected by the Middle Eastern country. The trees have survived for over 2,000 years and witnessed the incredible events throughout the history of the region, making them living artifacts. When parts of the trees fall or die, those who protect them collect the timber and sell them to various woodworkers and tourists from around the world.
The Cambridge-style fountain pen with German-made rib wears 24-karat gold and gunmetal hardware to complement the color of the woods.
Each of the Allegory Dignitary pens is priced at $125.00 and can be purchased through the company’s website.
Allegory Dignitary Pen Gallery
[Source: Allegory Pens]