It's a really nice pen. The bolt action works well. It's a little on the heavy side but I like it. And the history of the wood is really cool and catches everyone's attention.
My Grandfather was a Plankowner of this ship, meaning he was part of the commissioning crew. His battle station was inside the hatch of port side gun of the rear turret, where he loaded 50 lb sacks of gunpowder and 2200 lb shells.
To have an amazing pen from the original teak decks where he walked, fought, saw the world at war, and survived... it's hard to put it to words. Thank you.
PS. "The Showboat" was torpedoed Spt 15th, 1942, not seriously damaged it headed back to Pearl Harbor for repairs, at which point he left the ship for a new duty out of San Francisco.... where four months later he met a special woman, that ended up my grandmother. A story to write about indeed.
Attention to detail. Metal and wood fitted perfectly. On top of that the history behind the wood makes this a well rounded package.
Amazing pen. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
This pen first got my attention because of its bolt action. It is not common, thus original, and extremely solid in its action. I also love wood, which finalized my decision about this purchase. What I received is up to what I expected: a well and solidly-made pen, very original and beautiful. As experienced before with what I acquired from Allegory Goods, this is a product designed with the end user in mind which marries functionality, quality and nice details such as the added pen sleeve and a removable clip with a tablet friendly soft head.