The Trek, in padauk and black enamel
The Trek is a no-nonsense click action ballpoint pen perfect for any situation! It's solid build allows it to be thrown in a rucksack and is ideal for anyone planning on taking notes on the go. Being a click pen it is operated with a single hand: no more fiddling with a cap or twist action whilst trying to hold a map or notepad.
Don't be fooled by the somewhat rugged design: the smooth lines of the hardware perfectly compliment the upper and lower barrels, which have been delicately shaped and polished to a fine finish.
- Click action ballpoint pen
- Replaceable parker style refill
- Rugged design
- Length 132.5mm
- Black enamel
- Gold plate
- Chrome plate
Wood used to craft this pen:
This does mean that we cannot offer some of the more exotic, or endangered species, however, you as the buyer can be absolutely confident that the pen you are buying isn’t having a negative impact on the world!
Common Name(s): African Padauk, Vermillion
Scientific Name: Pterocarpus soyauxii
Distribution: Central and tropical west Africa
Tree Size:100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown (some lighter pieces age to a grayish brown).
Padauk has a very unique reddish orange coloration, and the wood is sometimes referred to by the name Vermillion. Unfortunately, this dramatic color is inevitably darkened to a deep reddish brown color. UV-inhibiting finishes may prolong, but not prevent the gradual color-shift of this brightly colored wood.
Padauk is moderately heavy, strong, and stiff, with exceptional stability.
Padauk is perhaps the most frequently misspelled (and mispronounced) wood species, with Padouk, Paduk, and Paduak being common misspellings. The most common pronunciation is pah-DUKE, it is sometimes mispronounced as Paducah—a city in Kentucky.