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Ventana Bow & Harrow Pens

$ 175.00

Artisanship

Bow & Harrow

The Ventana Bow & Harrow Pens and boxes are a collaboration with Kate Harrow. Kate makes heirloom-quality pens, custom furniture, small household items, and more in her Los Angeles studio. Like Ventana, she specializes in using wood with a story. We provided Kate with pieces of wood and resin that have deep backstories to use in the creation of these extremely limited-edition pens, and we designed and crafted boxes to match.

The medium ballpoint writes very smoothly, and the smudge-free ink is in Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 Parker-style refill. 

The pens themselves are slightly more compact than a standard pen and fit nicely in a pocket. They are solid metal alloy and either antique steel or gold color. 

 

Responsibility

The pen materials come from one of three sources:

Western Flyer1. Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John SteinbeckEd "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. Salvaged redwood from Cabernet Sauvignon wine tanks provided to us by Alibi Interiors in Aptos, California.

3. Entropy Resins bio-based epoxy drippings collected after the glassing of Ashley Ashley Lloyd SurfboardsLloyd Surfboards by Locus Surfboards. For these pens, the boxes are made of Alaskan yellow offcuts from the Western Flyer boat restoration project. 

4. Salvaged elm from felled trees on the campus of San Jose State University by way of USA Millwork.


Adventure

Use one of these quality pens to write notes, stories, and poetry on your next surf adventure. 

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    About Us
    • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies has the highest bars for artisanship and environmental responsibility. We create hollow-framed, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; eco surf apparel, and sustainable surf supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. The Ventana team lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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    •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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