The Trek, in ash (shelmore) and chrome
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:
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): European Ash, Common Ash
Scientific Name: Fraxinus excelsior
Distribution: Europe and southwestern Asia
Tree Size: 65-115 ft (20-35 m) tall, 3-6 ft (1-2 m) trunk diameter
Color/Appearance: The heartwood is a light to medium brown color, though darker streaks can also be seen, which is sometimes sold as Olive Ash. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood.
European Ash has fairly good strength properties for its weight, and is also shock resistant.
When stained, ash can look very similar to oak (Quercus spp.), although oaks have much wider rays, which are visible on all wood surfaces—even on flatsawn surfaces, where they appear as short, thin brown lines between the growth rings. Ashes lack these conspicuous rays.