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The 1941 Series Bolt | Limited Edition Bolt-action Ballpoint Pen

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Bolt-action click pen made with wood from WWII history.

This limited edition pen is crafted using the original teak decking from the USS North Carolina, one of the most decorated ships in the WWII Pacific Fleet. The 1941 Series is an edition of 1000 pens with a unique serial number engraved on each. One of two different pen designs in this series, the bolt-action is a retractable ballpoint pen. All Allegory pens are handcrafted and guaranteed for life.

  • Made with wood from the original teak decking of the USS North Carolina.
  • Slim to medium barrel with excellent balance.
  • Features our customer-favorite, bolt-action mechanism.
  • Compatible with all Parker style refills for many options.
  • Handmade in Chicago and guaranteed for life.

The Story

USS North Carolina Battleship Underway

The USS North Carolina was commissioned in 1941, participated in every major engagement in the Pacific theater during World War II, and ultimately became one of the most decorated ships in the Pacific fleet. From Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima, its contribution to history simply can't be measured.

Today it continues to serve as a museum ship, and a few years ago its original teak deck was replaced to support that new role. We purchased several pieces of the original deck from the museum so we could give them a new mission, providing you with daily inspiration as a writing tool.

Specifications (it's all in the details)

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In the box

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The simplest and most powerful guarantee we could create.

  • If we made it, it is guaranteed for life. We will repair or replace anything.
  • If you buy it, you'll love it. If you don't, we'll work with you until you do, or you can return it for a full refund. 
  • No questions asked, no paperwork needed.
  • If you lose it, or it gets destroyed outside of reasonable use, we'll sell you a replacement at half price.
  • Lots of companies use words like "reasonable use" as a loophole. We don't. Wear and tear is part of reasonable use, and it is covered.

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Shipping Information

How long will my order take to arrive?

Our products are handcrafted, mostly to order. We make our smaller pieces in small batches of 10-20 items at a time. Because of the custom, handcrafted nature of our products, it usually takes us 2-3 business days to prepare your order for shipment.

Estimated shipping times begin when your order is shipped and vary by the carrier and service you choose. First-class and ground services usually take up a to a week to deliver to the United States and international first-class services usually take upwards of 3-4 weeks to deliver once we ship your package.

Please note that all carriers are experiencing delivery delays right now. It's important to us that you get your order as quickly as possible, but unfortunately after we drop off your package for shipping the delivery timeline is out of our hands. USPS and FedEx will be your best bet for tracking down information about your package. If you are having trouble getting answers, or if you just want some peace of mind, feel free to shoot us a message with questions or concerns at


How much does shipping cost?
We have negotiated rates with USPS and FedEx. The shipping price you'll see reflected at check-out is the actual price we pay to ship to you, no additional mark-up, and we've chosen not just hide the shipping cost in the price of our products. Choose whichever options works best for your budget and delivery timeline. Your shipping fees will be based on the weight of your order. We offer first-class, ground, and expedited shipping options through both USPS and FedEx. Please note, you should still allow time for us to craft your products even with the expedited shipping options (see above).
Which carriers do you use?
We ship with USPS and FedEx.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We ship internationally with both USPS and FedEx. If you choose USPS international shipping, your package will be handed off to your local postal system when it enters your country. International customers will be required to pay the applicable import VAT and duties in their home country prior to delivery of their package. 
What if I have special circumstances?
We love that our customers often order from us for special, sometimes last minute gifts! We do our very best to get those packages shipped as quickly as possible so they can arrive in time. If you have a special circumstance please email us at We haven't missed a deadline yet!

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Richard Stockton
My 14 year old son loves it!

He loves everything WWII, especially the that fact that he's writing with a piece of history, from a battleship, in his hand!

Jorge Baca

What a great pen!

Beautiful pen!

I love items with a story behind it and this pen definitely has a story to tell. The pen is beautifully made, has a nice weight, and writes perfectly. I use it nearly every day. The pen itself deserves 5 stars. However, I also ordered a custom engraved box with my order but they must have forgotten to put down the engraving for me. Overall, my whole shopping experience with Allegory is 4 stars.

Edit: I've increased my rating to 5 stars. Jess from Allegory reached back out to me and sent me a replacement box with the correct engravings. They handled this quickly and efficiently with no hassle. Thanks!

David F
Luv dis pen

It feels like I'm holding history when I write with this pen. It's weighted and balances perfectly in my hand. I luv writing with it and playing with the bolt action is pretty cool too.

Jonathan Pollock
Kickstarter purchase

I bought this product during the Kickstarter campaign. It’s my favorite pen. The wood gives a natural feel that I really enjoy. The quality of construction is superb. I bought more than one to use them as gifts and they did not disappoint.

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