Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. - DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens
Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen. DevonPens

Thomas Hardy's cottage beech ballpoint pen.

Regular price £37.50 Sale

National trust property, Thomas Hardy's cottage

Handmade ballpoint twist pen in beech from Thomas Hardy's cottage, former home of Thomas Hardy.
This is a beautiful handmade quality pen. The comfortable shape in the hand is complemented by the wonderful natural feel and warmth of the wood with a traditional wax finish.

This handmade pen is made from Spalted Beech wood with gun metal coloured metal fittings that contrast with the wood perfectly.

Thomas Hardy's Cottage, in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, is a cob and thatch building that is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy. He was born there in 1840 and lived in the cottage until he was aged 34—during which time he wrote the novels Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874).
Features a quality cross® type refill and is approximately 130mm long and 10mm at the widest part of the wood.

The pen accepts standard Parker® type refills which a wide range are available. It will be shipped in the fully recyclable presentation box pictured. Also included will be a small slip giving details of the wood.

All pens are handmade by me beginning with rough cut woods for the body. The body of the pen is turned on a lathe to the final shape as seen on each pen. The body is then sanded, sealed, waxed and polished to its final finish. Assembly is completed by using pre-made high quality pen components for long lasting performance.

The wood for the pens was is collected as logs by myself. I then cut them into planks then stored in a controlled environment to season. Four years later the wood is seasoned and ready to be cut to a suitable size to make pens from.