This beautiful ballpoint pen is custom made from antique pewter components and the barrel is turned from Bethlehem olive wood. The olive wood is finished with a CA finish, to give it a great shine, and to protect it for years of use. The center band on this pen is engraved with faith, hope, love, and the finial cap, is engraved with multiple crosses. The barrel is laser engraved with Corinthians 13:13, which is the bible verse containing faith, hope, and love. It has a nice balanced feel, with good weight.
Bethlehem olive wood has considerable significance in the Christian faith, as it is mentioned in the bible, numerous times. This amazing tree is referenced by some, as the immortal tree, since the same growth can be thousands of years old. Olive trees, in the typical sense, live to around 200 years old, at which point the trunk will disappear, and new trees will begin to grow from the root system, continually cycling new life, from a single tree. It is rare that an olive tree is cut down, in the holy land, so this wood comes from the pruning of trees. Olive wood has some significant roles in the bible, one being the story of Noah. In the story of Noah, a dove is released to find dry land, after the great flood, and the dove returns with a branch of olive, symbolizing that god's wrath had subsided and peace would once again rule. It was also said that Jesus prayed underneath an olive tree in his final moments as a mortal man. Needless to say, this would be an amazing piece of functional art, that at the same time would be a reminder of your faith, or the perfect gift, for someone that could appreciate the symbolism behind this beautiful wood.
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This pen uses a Parker style, ballpoint refill.
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