Hold a piece of U.S. history with this beautifully-crafted pen made from one of America’s most historic trees. Buy a unique gift for a friend, history buff or family member. The stories of history are preserved in our handmade treasures.
History of the Wood: This tree, dubbed “America’s Historic Horse-Chestnut Tree” in 1926, was the last of thirteen Horse-Chestnut Trees planted by George Washington on Fauquier Street in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Washington planted these trees to represent each of the thirteen colonies, and to provide shade for his mother, Mary, and sister, Betty, as they walked to and from each other’s homes a short distance away. In 2004 this national treasure finally succumbed to old age and had to be removed.
Specifications: Rollerball, junior size (5 1/4″x9/16″), horse chestnut wood, rhodium/22k gold trim, non-postable cap. All pens arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity, detailing the history of the wood, and a complimentary non-historic wood box.