Tree Ring Pen

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

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.
Ingredients
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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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Excellent Graduation Gift

5

Great gift.

Beverly, MA

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Perfect Grad Gift

5

Each pen has a story. We love nature. He will love it

Los Angeles, CA

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Wonderful Craftsmanship

5

A beautiful Item for a collector or simply someone looking for a quality pen. Couldn't be happier!

Miami, Florida

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Wonderful product; perfect gift!

5

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.

Greenwich, CT

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unique item anyone would love

5

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.

scottsdale,az

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Amazing!

5

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.

Knoxville, TN

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GREAT choice for my pen collector!

5

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!

Dallas, TX

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Beautiful

5

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.

Miami, FL

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Beautiful Design

5

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

Florence, AL

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A total hit

5

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.

Bethesda, MD

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Tree Ring Pen

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