Caribbean Blue Pen

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The wood I use for these pens is Blue Mahoe, from a tree that was  brought down in a hurricane in the Dominican Republic in 1972.


Blue Mahoe is a flowering evergreen tree which can grow up to 25 metres and is the national tree of Jamaica.

It is seldom seen outside of its native Caribbean and is considered to be one of the most valuable woods of Jamaica and Cuba and in the past it was heavily harvested from its plantations .  


When freshly milled, the heartwood is a lovely greyish blue hence it's name, but as it mellows with age it turns a greyish brown colour sometimes with streaks of purple,  blue and black.


The Blue Mahoe 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.


£80 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.


£55 each

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The Elfyn

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


£45 each

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The Cleddyf

A ballpoint pen in gold, chrome or gunmetal.


£45 each

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The Seren

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


£45 each