Tree Ring Pen

Dave Wager's one-of-a-kind pens are wrapped in century-old sustainable wood, tracked with historic tree rings.
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Dave Wager

$150.00

Dave Wager created by

Dave Wager

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Natural History

Celebrate the years behind your words with this one-of-a-kind pen wrapped in century-old sustainable wood, tracked with historic tree rings.

Made from trees that are felled as part of forest restoration projects, its wooden casing displays a tree's life through tightly coiled rings. A new ring formed around the grain for each year of growth. Two key dates are inscribed on the pen, allowing you to count back to the important events in your life: marriage, the birth of a child, graduation.

With 100 plus years of history behind each tree, they will become a meaningful representation and treasured token of your life, or a special keepsake for your loved ones.

Harvesting these small diameter trees helps protect larger, older trees, and the future of the old-growth forests to which they belong. Handmade by Dave Wager in Missoula, Montana.

Features a strong magnetic cap that attaches to top when closed and bottom when open. Comes in wooden presentation box with artist card.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Montana

Dave Wager

created by

Dave Wager

location

Montana

Call him the lord of the rings. Woodworker and ecologist Dave Wager spent the first part of his career analyzing tree rings—the internal markings that show how long, and how, a tree has lived. Eager to share both environmental awareness and his craft, he began creating pens out of trees felled in old-growth forest restoration projects. His passion makes it easy to break out of creative slumps: “If I’m stuck,” says the Montana resident, “I hike to one of my favorite old growth forests where I sit among trees that are 400-plus years old.” And he has at least one famous fan. One day, Dave answered a call from an unknown number: “It was the governor of Montana,” says Dave, adding the governor had just received a Tree Ring Pen for his forestry efforts. “He called to tell me how cool he thought the pen was!”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
stainless steel, wood
Measurements
5.25" L x 0.5" diam.
Notes
Black ink. Avoid long exposures to extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, humid and dry). U.S. Patent #7467904. The pens use premium SchmidtTMfine point rollerball refill. It is an international standard size for rollerball cartridges.
Item ID
19555

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UncommonGoodsTree Ring Pen
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable grip (12)
  • Glides smoothly (12)
  • Ink dries quickly (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Unique (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (15)
  • Professional documents (5)
  • Taking notes (4)
  • Every day use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16), High-end shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12), Business (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (6), Other (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (6), Anniversary (5), Other (4)

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5.0

Wonderful product; perfect gift!

By 

from Greenwich, CT

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Dave is terrific to work with
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Perfect gift
  • Stable
  • Well Built

Cons

  • None at all

Best Uses

  • Classroom
  • Every Day Use
  • Mounted
  • Occasional Use
  • Office

Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

I have purchased three of Dave's incredible pens and I have never received a more excited and thrilled reaction from any of the recipients. Dave is great to work with - very communicative, bends over backwards to accommodate requests, a genuinely nice guy. I only feel bad for not having left a review for the last two he made for me. You will absolutely not regret the purchase. It really has tremendous meaning.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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5.0

unique item anyone would love

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from scottsdale,az

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Well Built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Every Day Use

    Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

    This is a really cool pen I bought for our traditional anniversary present-represenitng the element of wood. My husband loves pens and collects unique ones. This one is durable, a very nice weight, has history and a nice box to store it in.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

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    5.0

    Amazing!

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    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful wood
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stable
    • Well Built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classroom
      • Every Day Use
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

      This is beautiful wood. The rings are precise. The cap is magnetic both on the top and the back so no pushing it. Ink is consistent. The pamphlet explains about how the tree was harvested and how to find the ring representing your birthday year. The case is an equally beautiful piece of wood that hinges open.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was within days. Very prompt.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

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      5.0

      GREAT choice for my pen collector!

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

        the pen is unique and has a 'story' to go with it, the packaging is top notch, info on pen refills enclosed and easy...great gift!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Beautiful

        By 

        from Miami, FL

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        Pros

        • Sleek Design
        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

          I purchased this pen as a grad gift for a good friend who is graduating with her Master degree. I have not given it to her yet, but I know she will love it. The pen writes nicely and is well made. If you are looking for a unique gift, this is it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Beautiful Design

          By 

          from Florence, AL

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Comfortable Grip
          • Ecological
          • Glides Smoothly
          • Ink Dries Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Professional Documents

            Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

            Absolutely beautiful and a wonderful way to be eco-friendly.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            A total hit

            By 

            from Bethesda, MD

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Grip

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                When we arrived at my brother-in-law's 75th birthday party, he immediately whipped his new pen from his pocket and told us what a great gift it was.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                Tree ring pen

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                from Torrance,ca

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                Pros

                • Comfortable Grip
                • Glides Smoothly
                • Ink Dries Quickly
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                  Wonderful pen. Very interesting construction and writes beautifully.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No, No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  4.0

                  Very Nice

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                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Craftsmanship
                  • Comfortable Grip
                  • Glides Smoothly
                  • Ink Dries Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                    The boss loves his new pen. It sits on his desk and he loves the case as well so he doesn't have to keep getting into the desk drawer. It writes beautifully. I wish it had more marked dates, but it was exactly what I had envisioned and the quality was superb.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    5.0

                    Best Pen Yet!

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                    from Melville New York

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Best Of Over 200 Pens In
                    • Comfortable Grip
                    • Glides Smoothly
                    • Great For Wood Lovers
                    • Great Product Idea
                    • Ink Dries Quickly
                    • My Collection
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                      Of well over 200 pens in my collection this is by far the most unique great writing pen. Using the right refills makes the writing and grip super!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Husband
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Anniversary

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