Teacher Pen, double ended in gold, ebiara & resin
The Teacher pen, so called because it is two pens in one, is perfect for teachers whilst marking school work: black on one side and green on the other.
Each side has a replaceable mini Cross type refill and both turn independantly to the other.
Great as an end of term gift for any teacher.
- Gold plate
- Chrome plate
Materials used to create this pen:
All resins used by Hopping Frog Pens are cast in our workshop. The technique involves mixing a two part epoxy resin, together with any colourants or woods, and pouring into a mold. A thermal reaction then takes place causing the mixture to harden, when it can later be handled to create a pen.
Due to the random nature involved in this process, no two resin pens will ever be the same, and can therefore be considered as completely bespoke.
Resin pens, once shaped, are highly polished before a final protective coat of carnauba wax is applied.
They are very hard wearing and have a high resistance to scratches, making them a favourite for everyday use.
Hopping Frog Pens takes deforestation, and the far reaching effects of this, very seriously. Climate change and environmental impact are areas which HFP is passionate to help protect, and when purchasing timber we will not entertain anything which isn’t from a sustainable source.
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): Ebiara, Berlinia, Poculi, Red Zebrawood
Scientific Name: Berlinia spp. (B. auriculata, B. bracteosa, B. confusa, and B. grandiflora)
Distribution: West Africa
Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Color/Appearance: Heartwood color ranges from golden yellow brown to a deeper reddish brown, frequently with darker black streaks and stripes. Paler sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Sometimes sold under the name Red Zebrawood, the appellation may not be far from reality. As may be deduced from the names of the genera for Ebiara and Zebrawood (Berlinia and Microberlinia, respectively), the two woods are closely related. Both genera are placed in the Detarieae tribe, which is contained in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae, which is placed under the very broad Fabaceae (legume) family.