The Darwin, in sycamore and black enamel
A stunning ballpoint pen with twist operation and super-smooth lines makes this a popular model, especially with the number of finishes available.
Replaceable Schmidt P900 ballpoint black refill (Parker style/G2)
Clean, smooth lines
Compact size (124.5mm in length)
- Black enamel
- Rhodium plate with black titanium accents
- Black titanium with rhodium accents
- Antique silver
- Antique copper
Wood used in crafting this pen:
The wood used to create this pen was provided by Shelmore Timber.
It is a native species of the UK, and was in fact grown, felled and prepared on the Shelmore estate, here in Staffordshire. Being local to Hopping Frog Pens this timber is the greenest timber we use and has the lowest impact on the environment. The carbon footprint is virtually non-existent as there has been zero haulage from felling the tree to preparing the timber. We collect ourselves so no large delivery vans have been used.
The icing on the cake is that Shelmore maintains a sustainable process and plants more trees as they are felled.
Common Name(s): Sycamore maple, European sycamore
Scientific Name: Acer pseudoplatanus
Distribution: Europe and southwestern Asia
Tree Size: 80-115 ft (25-35 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1.0-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Color/Appearance: Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Sycamore maple can also be seen with curly or quilted grain patterns.
Sycamore maple is commonly referred to simply as sycamore in Europe, though it is actually a type of maple tree (Acer genus)—and its botanical name A. pseudoplatanus means “false plane.”
In the United States, Acer pseudoplatanus is usually called sycamore maple to distinguish it from the tree that is more commonly referred to as sycamore, Platanus occidentalis.