During the last years of his life, George Washington planted 13 horse chestnut saplings in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. George Washington named the thirteen trees for the 13 original colonies. The last remaining tree, the Georgia Tree, was felled in 2004 and preserved. From that same Georgia Tree, Eagle Pen Company created this honorary Washington Crossing the Delaware pen series.
The father and son team behind Eagle Pen Company are purveyors of the world's most unique writing instruments. They share a goal of bringing the luxury pen back to America. From start to finish, each pen is designed and hand made in the USA.
Washington Crossing the Delaware Fountain Pen
The Washington Crossing the Delaware Fountain Pens feature a pen body with sections of chestnut wood from the Georgia Tree planted by Washington. The pen caps feature original painted artwork by Lynn Peterson celebrating the Revolutionary War hero and our first President. Using Emanuel Leutze's epic 1851"Washington Crossing the Delaware" oil painting as reference, Lynn Peterson hand-painted a miniature oil painting in monotone oils on each pen cap.
Each Washington Crossing the Delaware Fountain Pen edition contains one capped fountain pen, which can be converted into a rollerball pen, special red ink for the fountain pen, and a small vial of the chestnut wood used to create each pen. The edition is presented in a special gift box with a numbered and signed certificate from Eagle Pen Company.
This pen series is a limited edition - with only 76 pens in the series.
Length - 5 1/4" capped, 6 1/2" posted. Weight - 1.8 oz
George Washington Ballpoint Pen
The George Washington Ballpoint Pens are a lighter and more portable alternative to the Washington Crossing the Delaware Fountain Pen edition. Each George Washington Ballpoint Pen has a pen body composed of sections of the original Georgia Tree chestnut wood planted by George Washington. The edition is presented in a special gift box with a numbered and signed certificate from Eagle Pen Company.
Length - 5 1/4".