Thursday, November 13, 2014

High Functional Art

Functional and capable of
taking down zombies!

When the Zombie Apocalypse finally happens, what will you take?  Family? Weapons?  Food stores?  A sketchy-heart-of-gold-type with an impressive crossbow and tracking skills-set?

If nothing else, don’t forget your Travis Mohrman original steampunk pen.

Oh that’s right.  There are many pens in the world.  This is not one of them.  Travis makes original, one-of-a-kind heirloom pens, and mine, the steampunk design, will set your heart going pitter-pat and make your mouth salivate with desire.

You will have to have it.

But you can’t.  It’s mine.

There are other pens, most in beautifully worked wood with comfort grips that your fingers will thank you for.  They are a bit on the pricy side for a writing implement.  But when you’re surrounded, your gun jams, your sword breaks, and your tracker/crossbowman is rendered unconscious by an inconvenient plot twist, reach into your back pocket for one of these little marvels, and you won’t be disappointed.

Artist rendition of Travis at work.
The weight of the thing is what will strike you first.  Travis doesn’t make some kind of plastic or aluminum-painted pens.  This is made from honest-to-goodness wood and metal.  Wood, felled by impressively large lumberjacks wearing plaid and eating gravel.  Metal, the kind that shirtless men with bulging muscles must hammer into shape from a fiery kiln while making offerings to Crom.


There really aren’t enough good things to say about Travis and his creations.  They are functional art, which is probably the highest compliment.  These are the kind of items that we always yearn for, when we have to settle for the mass-produced, mass-consumed, and mass-disposed-of everyday items: pens, keyboards, computers and children.

Just kidding about the children.  Mostly.

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