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Own a true piece of history, with this beautiful Tower of London pen. The body of this handcrafted pen is made from wood sourced from the renovation of the Tower of...
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Own a true piece of history, with this beautiful Tower of London pen.

The body of this handcrafted pen is made from wood sourced from the renovation of the Tower of London. Each pen is unique in design and will often feature evidence of construction work undertaken on the piece of Oak that was sourced that has been lovingly incorporated into the finished product. 

Choose from either a traditional fountain pen, with its classic silhouette and elegant flow, or modern ballpoint pen with smooth gliding action. Both offer premium hardware which ensure the quality of this pen will last for many years.

Alternatively, opt for our first-class upgrades that include 24k gold or platinum nib options, available on the custom pen page.

Every Wig and Pens fountain pen accepts standard short ink cartridges. We also include a converter with your fountain pen to enable you to load the pen with bottled ink.

View our selection of premium Diamine inks here 

Each pen comes boxed, with premium packaging. The origin of the wood is confirmed with a certificate of authenticity. Ideal as a gift!

 




A PIECE OF HISTORY

At your fingertips

The pen body is constructed from wood sourced from the renovation of the Tower of London. One of the most notable and historic buildings of the London City Landscape.


PREMIUM SELECTION

Hardware

Supplied as standard with a size 6 Beaufort Cyclone fountain pen nib or the Beaufort Cyclone roller ballpoint. Stunning premium metal hardware with screw action cap.  







HANDCRAFTED, DISTINCTIVE AND

Unique

Handcrafted from original wood, each pen is unique. Featuring screw holes and construction marks that have been lovingly incorporated into the finished product so no historical elements are overlooked.

  

 

Weight and Dimensions (approx)

Weight of pen with lid: 44g
Weight of pen without lid: 21g
Length of pen end to nib (no lid):  12.5cm
Length of pen with lid end to end:  13.5cm



 

History of The Tower of London

 

The Tower of London was founded by William the Conqueror after his famous victory at Hastings in 1066. Using part of the huge defensive Roman wall, known as London Wall, William’s men began building a mighty fortress to subdue the inhabitants of London. A wooden castle was erected at first, but in around 1075–79 work began on the gigantic keep, or ‘great tower’ (later called the White Tower), which formed the heart of what from the 12th century became known as the Tower of London.

The tower remains very much a living fortress, adapting chameleon-like to its changed circumstances while preserving centuries of tradition. It is still home to the world-famous Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, as well as to the ravens – at least half a dozen of which must stay within the bounds of the fortress or, legend has it, the monarchy will fall.


In 2014, to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the tower’s moat was filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each one representing a British or colonial military fatality during the conflict. ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ rapidly became one of the most iconic landmarks in London, visited by millions of people from across the globe.

Although no longer subject to bombardment from invaders, the tower is nevertheless prey to the steady encroachment of the city’s new high-rise buildings. Yet still it stands, a bastion of the past that is instantly recognisable across the world.

Tracy Borman Author, historian, joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces

 


 

 

Every pen is handcrafted to order and takes a minimum of 10 working days to construct, from the date that the order is placed.

Once your handcrafted pen is complete, I will send an email with an expected delivery date included.

Every pen arrives in a velvet box that is enclosed in our signature custom packaging.

The unboxing of this fabulous pen is delightful, making these handcrafted pens a wonderful gift for others or a treat for yourself.

Additional giftwrapping can be added at the cart, where we will remove all costings from the package before shipping.

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