A peek at what we make
After being commissioned to make a matching pen set for Prince Harry and Governor Christie to commemorate their trip to Seaside Heights, NJ, I was next asked to make a pen for President Obama. Regardless of your political views, being commissioned to make a pen for the President of the United States of America is a Tremendous honor.
The pen, made from a piece of Seaside Heights Boardwalk wood, was requested by the Historic Pen Company and made for presentation on behalf of the Mayor of Seaside Heights. The wood was given a special stabilizing treatment during which all of the air from the wood was removed and replaced with a heat-set resin. This process not only allowed for the dry boardwalk wood to be turned smoothly on the lathe, it also helps reduce seasonal wood movement allowing this to be an heirloom quality pen.
The pen itself commemorates the President coming to the Jersey Shore on May 28, 2013 with Governor Christie to get a first-hand look of the rebuilding progress since Sandy.