Ventana Pens & Pencils
Ventana Pens & Pencils are handcrafted by Ventana expert artisan Martijn Stiphout from the reclaimed woods we use for surfboards. They feel great in your hand, are well balanced, write like butter, and are finished to make the wood grain and color pop.
The pens are Slimline Pro Gelwriters in gold, chrome, antique copper, or gunmetal. The pencils are Slimline with .7mm graphite. These are also available as 3mm graphite sketch pencils.
Note that the manzanita burl stand is not included in the prices. You can email us if you're interested in purchasing one or more.
The pens and pencils are handcrafted from various salvaged and reclaimed woods.
1. Douglas fir (dark wood) from the hull of the original Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez, about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood.
2. Oxidized white oak (black wood) from the structural ribs of the original Western Flyer boat.
3. Salvaged padauk (medium tone wood) from Alibi Interiors in Aptos, California.
4. Salvaged eucalyptus (light wood) from Martijn Stiphout's house in Corralitos, California.
Use one of these quality pens and pencils to sketch or write notes, stories, and poetry on your next surf adventure.
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I bought both the Western Flyer Doug Fir pen and pencil as a set. They are just beautiful and well made. They are a pleasure to use. Hefty, well balanced and comfortable in the hand.
The history behind the wood used has personal significance and will become a family treasure. Thank you!!!