The Twist

The Twist


A classic twist retractable body and world class Parker refills create a long-lasting daily workhorse. Reclaimed walnut barnwood and white ash form a minimalist step inlay that moves up and down with the point as it rotates.

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Our Writing Instruments:

  • Handcrafted in Chicago.
  • Standard refills available from office supply stores or here on our website.
  • Includes a brief printed history of the woods in each package.
  • Always, completely, no matter what, guaranteed. Just call us.
  • Tree planting donation to the National Forest Foundation for each pen sold.

Precision Collection

We've designed the Precision Collection to be a perfect blend of off-the-shelf and bespoke. A few simple choices will get you a writing tool that's a perfect fit.

  • Choose your model.
  • Choose your color scheme (each model comes in light or dark).
  • Choose your writing type (each model has options suited to the hardware).

Reclaimed Walnut Barnwood

Reclaimed from turn-of-the-century barns, our walnut is old growth timber that is a remnant of the great forests that once covered almost all of North America. Walnut's deep chocolate color, swirling grain, and subtle flame-like color variations make it very sought-after among woodworkers and furniture makers.

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Salvaged White Ash

Ash's heartwood is a light to medium brown and the grain is almost always very straight and regular. We work with farmers to rescue problem ash trees from their property to give the wood a second life in our pens.

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Refills & Extras

Parker-style Ballpoint Refill
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Wood Gift Box
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Custom Writing Tool Engraving
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Check out how we make our writing tools.

The start to finish process that creates Allegory's fine writing instruments from reclaimed woods.