Vindolanda Wood Copper Ballpoint Pen
Hold a piece of history
A unique hand crafted pen made from 2,000 year old oak.
Some of the larger wooden rafts uncovered during the excavation of the deep anaerobic layers at Vindolanda are not conservable and after carefully recording these pieces they would normally be re-used as part of the backfill of the site.
Now local craftsman David Wayper has been able to created a bespoke range of Vindolanda souvenirs which are made using some of this 2,000 year old oak. All the proceeds from the sale of these items goes directly back to supporting the ongoing excavation programme.
This twist action pen has a changeable ballpoint cartridge (black colour supplied) and the metallic parts are a contrasting copper colour to the pen shaft which is made from Vindolanda ancient oak.
Due to the nature of the wood used every pen is unique and colour may vary slightly depending on the size and condition of the original piece of wood. Each pen has the signature engraving of V in the design.