A pen made from the teak deck of the Battleship USS Missouri. A true piece of history!
I bought this piece of teak from memorial while visiting Pearl Harbor.
On September 2, 1945 the Japanese Instrument of surrender was signed on the deck of the Battleship USS Missouri. You can’t help but feel a sense of awe standing in the exact spot where World War II ended.
Moving forward she served in the Korean War and it the first Gulf War. After being decommissioned the ship was ultimately brought to Pearl Harbor where she now faces the sunken wreck of the USS Arizona, watching over the fallen. A stark visual picture of the beginning and the end of the war for the United States.
As the battleship has been refurbished over time, blocks of the teak decking were removed and made available for sale. I don’t know if this piece of teak saw wartime or peace but I do know it faithfully carried our sailors all over the world as they served our country and protected our freedoms.