Blues and Royals Pen

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The wood for these hand-turned pens come from the stables of the Queen's Royal Horse Guards, the 'Blues and Royals'.

The wood is called Denya (Cylicodiscus Gabunensis), a hardwood from  Africa.  It has extremely dense and durable properties making it an excellent choice for a busy stables.  It is also used for bridges,  ship and boat work, sea defences and docks.


The 'Blues and Royals' are part of the Household Cavalry and is a 1969 amalgamation of  two cavalry regiments,  the Royal Horse Guards (known as 'The Blues') and Royal Dragoons (known as the Royals'). The uniform of The Blues and Royals is very distinguishable by their dark blue tunics and a red plumes on their helmets.  

Based at the Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge, London, the stables are actually split over two floor levels with the Blues and Royals on the upper level while the bottom level houses the Life Guard regiment who are also part of the Household Cavalry.

Prince William and Prince Harry both joined the the Blues and Royals in 2006


The Blues and Royals pen is available in five pen styles (see examples below).  

Pens are supplied with a soft velvet drawstring pouch, history information sheet plus a signed certificate to accompany the pen.

To place an order simply choose from the 5 pen styles shown below and send me an email with your choice of pen(s) and plating option.

(The wood used in these examples may be of other timbers).

Hand-turned Rollerball and fountain pen set in old church Oak wood by Pittswood Pens in So

The Mawredd

Available as a fountain pen or rollerball in gold or chrome fittings.


£90 each

Handturned Fountain pen and rollerball pen set in cross cut English Yew wood.

The Cynon

Available as a rollerball and fountain pen in gold, chrome or gunmetal fittings.


£60 each

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The Elfyn

A ballpoint pen in gunmetal with chrome accents or gunmetal with gold accents.


£50 each

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The Cleddyf

A ballpoint pen in gold, chrome or gunmetal.


£50 each

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The Seren

A ballpoint pen in gunmetal and chrome or gunmetal and gold.


£50 each