Pens crafted from Various Woods


We use various types of exotic and beautiful woods to craft our custom classic wooden pens.
Why not consider a custom lathed pen from nature's finest creations? Browse below to see our various wood styles including Bethlehem Olive, Desert Ironwood, Ancient 30,000 year old Kauri Wood, Southern Cypress, and Chinese Elm.

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Bethlehem Olive Wood Pens

Our Bethlehem Olive Wood Pens are available in two pen tip styles, gel pens or fountain pens. Each one is unique and a one of a kind custom classic.

All of our Bethlehem Olive wood pens will be shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity stating that the wood is Authentic Bethlehem Holy Land Olive Wood and that it came from the pruning of the Holy city of Bethlehem olive trees and that no tree was damaged or destroyed in the process. This Biblical wood has been a symbol of peace for centuries. Extend an Olive branch to someone special.


Bethlehem Olive Tree


#CPbo-001
Bethlehem Olive Wood
black classic tip
gel pen.
$65.00

currently sold out
more coming soon


Desert Ironwood Pens

Our Desert Ironwood Pens are available in two pen tip styles, gel pens or fountain pens. Each one is unique and a one of a kind custom classic.

The Desert Ironwood grows below the 2500 foot elevation level in the desert and coastal regions of Sonora, Mexico and is found near the sandy wash areas where some deep water is usually available because it requires good drainage and ample water. The geographic distribution of the native Desert Ironwood is limited to the Sonoran Desert. The Sonora Desert is located in the northwestern part of Mexico and includes part of California and Arizona. The Ironwood grows as small, sparse trees  in  this area.  Desert  Ironwood  has  an extremely  hard and  heavy


Desert Iron Wood Tree

heartwood, dehydrated by nature over a long period of time. As the name implies, it is one of the heaviest and most dense woods known to man. It is so dense that it will not float, and so hard that it has been used for bearings. One cubic foot of Ironwood can weigh up to 66 pounds.


#CPdi-001
Desert Ironwood
24k gold tip
gel pen.
$55.00


Ancient Kauri Wood Pens

Our Ancient Kauri Wood Pens are available in two pen tip styles, gel pens or fountain pens. Each one is unique and a one of a kind custom classic.

Ancient Kauri is the world's oldest workable timber. Each pen includes a framable copy of the original full sized certificate of authenticity supplied to me by the supplier in New Zealand.

The prehistoric Kauri forests that grew 50,000 years ago are preserved under the surface of the North Island of New Zealand.

These incredible trees grew for nearly 2000 years before they were buried. Some have a girth of around 40 feet, and a total height of nearly 200 feet. They are among the largest trees in the world.


Extracting Ancient Kauri Wood in
New Zealand

Buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature, the trees have survived the centuries in an underground resting place, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition.

Extraction of the logs is time consuming, expensive and technically difficult requiring skilled operators of heavy machinery.

Working in wet conditions each log must be carefully dug out and brought to the surface. After extraction the hole is filled and topsoil replaced. Within a year the land is lush and smooth again.

Each log is carefully assessed, then milled to yield the best grain and timber qualities. No two trees are the same and earth is treated as unique project. Drying takes two to four years.

Despite its long burial, with careful selection, cutting and drying, the wood maintains its beautiful qualities and finishes to a rich cognac shade. When polished the wood is a deep color with hues, textures and sheen's that constantly change under differing shades of light.

It literally glistens as if lit from beneath the surface.


#CPak-001
Ancient Kauri Wood
24k gold tip
gel pen.
$75.00

currently sold out
more coming soon


#CPak-001
Ancient Kauri Wood
24k gold tip
ball-point pen.
$75.00

currently sold out
more coming soon


Southern Cypress Wood Pens

Our Southern Cypress Wood Pens are available in two pen tip styles, gel pens or fountain pens. Each one is unique and a one of a kind custom classic.

Cypress trees, a common swamp species, have "knees" that extend from the root system to well above the average water level. The functions of the knees have been an issue of speculation for the past century. Some scientists believe they anchor the tree, while others think they are a means of respiration for the tree. Perhaps they do both.

Cypress swamps are found in the southern United States. They are named for the bald cypress tree. Bald cypress trees are deciduous trees with needle-like leaves. They have very wide bases and "knees" that grow from their roots and stick up out of the water. Bald cypress trees can grow to 100 to 120 feet tall.

The trunks of cypress and water tupelo trees often have swollen bases when they grow in flooded conditions. The height of the swollen base is a response to flooding. The greatest swelling occurs where there is a continual wetting and soaking at the tree trunk, but where the trunk is also above the normal water level.

Bald cypress trees may live more than 1,000 years, though few remain that are more than 200 years old because virgin stands of cypress in the United States were logged during the past two centuries. The wood, because of its resistance to decay, was used extensively for building materials.


Cypress knees


Cypress trees


Bald cypress swamps extend from eastern Texas into the Southern Coastal Plain of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. They also occur in Arkansas, western Tennessee, southeastern Missouri and as far north as southern Illinois and to southern New Jersey along the Atlantic Coastal Plain.


#CHsc-001
Southern Cypress Wood
24k gold tip
fountain pen.
$55.00



Chinese Elm Wood Pens

Our Chinese Elm Wood Pens are available in two pen tip styles, gel pens or fountain pens. Each one is unique and a one of a kind custom classic.

The Chinese Elm is a tough, durable tree. Its small, dark-green leaves turn yellow and reddish purple in fall. Known mainly for its highly ornamental, magnificent, somewhat exfoliating bark which has a mottled effect with a mixture of light gray, green, orange, and brown colors. Sometimes referred to as the Lacebark Elm. Native to China, Japan and Korea.


Chinese Elm Tree



#CHce001
Chinese Elm Wood
brushed silver tip
fountain pen.
$55.00




#CHce002
Chinese Elm Wood
brushed silver tip
ball-point pen.
$55.00


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