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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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

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Dave Wager

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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
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 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)
  • Unique (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (15)
  • Professional documents (5)
  • Taking notes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15), 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), Other (4), Anniversary (3)

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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

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    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

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      from Florence, AL

      About Me Quality Oriented

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      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

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        from Bethesda, MD

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        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

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              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!

                By 

                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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Tree Ring Pen

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                  from Arkansas

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Editing
                    • Everyday Use
                    • Extended Writing Periods
                    • Professional Documents
                    • Taking Notes

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                    This pen was such a pleasant surprise. The feel of the pen is lightweight but not without quality. It is so smooth to touch and smooth writing. I love the way it glides across the paper. In fact I want one for myself. The story about the tree rings is a great bonus.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My husband loved this gift!

                    By 

                    from Rye, NY

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                        It was a great gift!

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

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                        5.0

                        Unique gift for pen lover

                        By 

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Glides Smoothly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use
                          • Taking Notes

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Tree Ring Pen:

                          Gave this to my husband for his birthday. He liked the uniquieness of the pen and the explanation of the tree rings. He placed the box and display card on his desk at work. He also likes the weight of the pen while writing.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Delivery was prompt. Outer box was a bit flimsy and not great quality(given the price of the pen), but the pen arrived in fine condition.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • 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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