HMS Ark Royal handmade pen (Black titanium/Antique silver)

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Handmade wooden pen

A handmade wooden twist-action ballpoint pen made using wood reclaimed from HMS Ark Royal, finished in Black titanium.

A stunning ballpoint pen with twist operation and super-smooth lines makes this a popular model, especially with the number of finishes available. The twist action is firm and smooth, and the top twists to reveal the nib.

The body has been hand-turned using the highest quality materials to the highest, most exacting standards and the results of which are simply stunning. Finished with a semi-sheen hard wearing laquer, this pen is well protected and feels great in the hand.

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Features:

  • Twist action
  • Replaceable Schmidt P900 ballpoint black refill (Parker style/G2)
  • Clean, smooth lines
  • Compact size (124.5mm in length)
  • Includes branded presentation box
  • Complete with certificate of authenticity

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Presentation & packaging

All handcrafted pens are supplied in one of our branded black card presentation boxes.
Not only do they keep your pen safe when not in use but they are perfect when giving a pen as a gift.
All pens from our Unique range also come with a certificate of authenticity.
Our pens leave us in the best possible condition, which is exactly how we would like our customers to receive them. 
To ensure this happens we use generous amounts of natural filling contained within a tough cardboard box. All kind to the planet and completely recyclable.
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The filler we use is 100% bio-degradable, but rather than recycling, they make great natural firelighters!

More information on the HMS Ark Royal handmade pen:

HMS Ark Royal was an Audacious-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy and, when she was decommissioned in 1979, was the Royal Navy’s last remaining conventional catapult and arrested-landing aircraft carrier. Her sister ship, HMS Eagle, was the Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrier to be equipped with an angled flight deck.

Construction and modifications:
Ark Royal was the sister ship to HMS Eagle, which was initially named HMS Audacious, hence the name of the class. Four Audacious-class ships were laid down, but two (HMS Africa and the original HMS Eagle) were cancelled when World War II ended, and construction of the other two was suspended for several years. Both surviving ships were extensively upgraded throughout their lifetimes.

The ship was originally designated Irresistible, but was renamed Ark Royal prior to launch. The immediately previous Ark Royal, also an aircraft carrier, was torpedoed off Gibraltar on 14 November 1941 with the loss of one member of the ship’s company.

She was launched in 1950, and her completion took five more years. In this time, she underwent redesign and, when completed, she was markedly different from her sister ship. Shortly before her launch from the Cammell Laird shipyard, an image of the ship painted with her white undercoat was captured by the pictorialist photographer Edward Chambré Hardman. This has been exhibited many times under the name ‘Where Great Ships Are Built’ and later ‘Birth of the Ark Royal’. When commissioned, she had a 5.5° partially angled flight deck, two steam catapults capable of launching aircraft weighing up to 30,000 pounds (14,000 kg), a deck-edge lift on the port side (the first British ship to be fitted with such a device), modified armament, and the new mirror landing system. Ark Royal was the first ship to be constructed with an angled flight deck and steam catapults, as opposed to having them added after launching. These innovations allowed aircraft to land and take off from the carrier at the same time. Her flight deck as built was 800 by 112 feet (244 by 34 m).

​The teak used to create this pen was an original part of HMS Ark Royal (R09) and was removed from her quarterdeck when she was decommissioned and broken up in the early 1980’s.
This pen will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

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Hardware Finish

Black Titanium, Antique Silver

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Shipping policy

All items will be shipped within 3 business days. If an item is required sooner then the buyer must select ‘Royal Mail Special Delivery’ on checkout.All items will be sent via courier, which is a tracked & signed for service. Once a package is handed over to the courier a tracking number will be sent to the buyer.Strict checking procedures are in force prior to and during packaging to ensure all products, before they leave Hopping Frog Pens, are in perfect condition. Hopping Frog Pens ensures every shipment is packaged correctly to protect the contents from damage in transit. In the unlikely event an item arrives in a damaged state, the buyer must sign for the delivery as ‘damaged’. If upon checking the contents they are found to be damaged, please contact Hopping Frog Pens immediately to arrange for a return or replacement. Please take as many photos of the damage as you can as this will aid our claim with the courier.

Refund policy

​Returns and exchanges are gladly accepted:If you change your mind and wish to return an item you must contact Hopping Frog Pens within 14 days of delivery. Once the return process has started, the item must be returned within 14 days of the contact date. Upon receipt of the item, Hopping Frog Pens will issue a full refund within 14 days. (Buyers are responsible for return postage costs). ​*If an item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value - see below.If a delivery arrives and the packaging has been damaged, please sign for the item as 'damaged' with the courier. If, upon unpackaging the item is found to be damaged, please contact Hopping Frog Pens as soon as possible. If possible please send a photograph of the damage. Damaged items can be returned for a full refund. Any refund will be issued within 14 days of receipt of the returned item.Please contact us in the first instance if you have any problems with your order.Exclusions: Custom orders. Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, returns will not be accepted for custom or personalised orders.*Any returned item must arrive in a resalable condition. Hopping Frog Pens reserves the right to determine the amount of value lost if an item is returned for refund which is not in its original condition.