The Crusader, in sycamore (Shelmore) and gunmetal
The shaped finial, with flower details around its circumference, gives the Crusader distinction amongst its peers. The finial twists to reveal a Schmidt ballpoint refill (black)
It measures just 120.5mm and is one of the shortest pens we sell. Don't be fooled by its smaller size as this pen fits the hand perfectly and writes like a dream!
The pen features a strong tapered clip and a knot design engraved on the top.
- Features:Flower detail on the finial
- Elegant design
- Replaceable black-ink refill (Parker style/G2)
- Short length (120.5mm)
- Antique brass
Wood used to craft 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.