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Fort Nelson Pen

Fort Nelson Pen

Keep a piece of history at your fingertips with this historic wood pen.


  • Style: Rollerball Pen
  • Metal Plating: Gun Metal
  • Body: Historic Fort Nelson Wood
  • Ink: Standard Rollerball
  • Comes in gift box
Regular price $110.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $110.00 USD
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Made from the beams of Fort Nelson, Louisville, Kentucky. 

The fort, built in 1781 was the second on shore fort on the Ohio River and became the center of what is now Louisville Kentucky. The fort was built to protect against attacks from the Indians and the British Soldiers during the Revolutionary War Era. Fort Nelson was named after Thomas Nelson Jr. who was the Governor of Virginia, which at the time Kentucky was part of Virginia. 

This pen takes a standard rollerball refill. Comes in a gift box. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

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Chad has been on the lathe for well over 20 years, first learning to turn in junior high school. In the last 10 years he has specialized in pen turning, resin work, and segmenting, leaving his corporate job in 2013 to sell his art full time, and in 2016 opening Turners Warehouse, a turning supply store in Gilbert, AZ.  

Chad has been featured in Pen World magazine for his watch part pens, has had several local print and tv spots, sells his pens in a local artist collective, and for multiple years has participated in the largest art festival in the western united states.

Chad loves to teach about pen making and resin casting and loves to talk shop when he has the time, helping both new and experienced turners while continuing to grow his own skills. He has presented internationally for Record Power teaching about segmenting, and has done lots of local demos and classes. Chad also has a Youtube channel with over 27K subscribers where he posts instructional and maker videos, where he hopes to inspire others to create.