Made by local artisan, Charles Coulthard, who is from right here in Bristol, Virginia. Charles has been creating unique wooden pens and pencils for several years. He sources scraps of wood from old barns, cabins, and houses that have been torn down so that the wood in those structures can be recycled into flooring, cabinets, and other items. He uses a variety of wood types including maple, hickory, pine, red oak, and cedar. He has also been working with several wood types in a "segmented" pattern on a single pen to create a unique striped look.