Guam WWII - Nouveau Twist Ballpoint
Handcrafted Nouveau styled Twist Ballpoint with collector quality Rhodium hardware featuring 24K Gold Plated hand-carved accents, features mature WWII Guam Ifit Witness Wood®.
The pen is created using Ifit Witness Wood® from that History Salvaged has been able to secure following a 2019 trimming for maintenance purposes of this protected Witness Wood®.
- Engraved: Guam - WWII
- Made in the USA.
- Each pen is individually handcrafted and therefore may vary in look and feel.
- As all of History Salvaged pens are custom made to order, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery
GUAM - World War II
The Witness Wood® used to create our limited edition pens are harvested from a rare, mature pre-World War II, Ifit tree that required state permission and permits for maintenance and trimming.
Before World War II, when large mature Ifit trees were still in abundance, it was primarily utilized in home construction supporting poles, flooring, rafters, etc., and the construction of furniture such as chairs, benches, and tables. Today, under Guam law it is illegal to cut live Ifit trees.
Naval assistant Governor of Guam and botanist William E. Safford described Ifit in 1905 as being the most important tree species of Guam.
Ifit is a medium to large tree with tremendous cultural importance on Guam. It is termite resistant and valued for its dense, dark wood, and prior to WWII the most important source of timber for homes and construction; it was named the territorial tree of Guam in 1969.
Today Ifit thrives in a range of Federally Protected habitats from The Limestone Forest to The Mangrove Swamp, but large trees are rare due to the development and demand for wood and the deforestation and destruction during World War II.
The harvesting, cutting down, or removal of any living or dead Ifit tree from any Federal or Government of Guam land is strictly prohibited by law and n the absence of a permit. Violators are subject to prosecution, fines, imprisonment and/or both
All pens are handcrafted by Master Pen Craftsman and are made in America.
Each is individually handmade and each varies in look and feel both in grain and shape.
Each History Salvaged pen is custom handcrafted to order with a typical delivery time of approximately 4-6 weeks.
Each pen in the numbered Limited Edition arrives in a presentation box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity with custom tamper proof corresponding hologram, history, and provenance