The Pen: Ally to History
Perhaps no other invention has documented the fate of man more than the pen.
This simple instrument had been used to declare wars, agree to peace, record history, made possible home loans, distributed medicines, been the means of communication with loved ones oceans away.
Since the use of the pen has been vital to our culture, should not the pen you own or give represent the power it wields?
My pens don't just write, they tell a story, a story that cannot be duplicated.
Each work uses wood with a history. I use Olive wood from Bethlehem, Oak from Jack Daniel’s Whiskey barrel's, Maple from US Navy nuclear submarines, Koa from the big island of Hawaii, Blood Wood from South America, and many others
These woods combined with the finest metal — Gold, Chrome, Pewter, Antique Brass and Copper -
From Nautical scrimshawed pens to Bolt Action Rifle Pens, from Civil war bullet pens to majestic pens of the Victorian era, these works of art are unlike anything offered anywhere.
Get only and give only the finest. Using a finely crafted writing instrument tells everyone you are in a class all your own, giving a one of kind pen puts you in a class above. – D. Clayton Meadows,
Author of OF ICE AND STEEL and EPITAPH
Chief Meadows Authors
Two Submarine Novels
Chief Meadows has published two naval thrillers — “OF ICE AND STEEL” and “EPITAPH.”
Both are available for purchase at several sources, Amazon, for one, and various book stores. Most book stores will order them if you ask for D. Clayton Meadows books.
It is autumn 1944. A German submarine makes a daring and dangerous passage into the Arctic ice. Within the U-
A Son of the Sea
Chief Petty Officer D. Clayton Meadows (Ret.) is a Son of the Sea. As a toddler, he sought water. As a young man in college, he felt the call of the sea and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rating of Chief Petty Officer while serving aboard the Dallas, SSN 700. He served 18 years in The United States Submarine Service.
Now retired, he still seeks all things Navy and salt water. An artist of world renown, he is kept busy making unique objects that are treasured by people-
Tour this site. See for yourself the talents of this veteran and, perhaps, claim for yourself one or more of his fantastic creations -
She accomplished her mission: Showing a President of the United States what she would look like and how she would fight. Then, her “port” became the basement of the Naval Museum in Washington, D. C., And, there she moored, unnoticed, nearly forgotten. Thankfully, someone did notice her, and knew her story and the unique history she had made. No one knows who, but she was rescued and somehow found her way to the After Battery Submarine Club in Charleston, S.C. The club wanted to restore her to active duty, and commissioned TMC/SS Don Medows to do the work. He got her in March 2018 for a complete overhall. After 900 hours of work, she was declared “ready for duty “ and returned to the ABSC. Now, she serves as an exciting testimony of the technology, personnel and history that enabled the real Ethan Allen to launch the first, and only, nuclear-
Please Read: I take great pride in my work. My models are made from scratch, no “store-
The Shadow Pen
We now are featuring new pen designs: The Robert E. Lee and the U.S. Grant pen set and the Shadow pen.
A shadow box can be a bit large to carry around. However, not one veteran out there can deny the impact of a display of what we did in the Military.
It impresses other vets and captivates those who never served under the Nation’s Colors.. From starting a conversation to outright intimidation, emblems of one’s service can be the tool that gets us into good situations. It also can be a restraint for those who might be planning a bad situation for us.
I present the Shadow Pen! (Above)
Ship's crests – or any other graphic or picture – are encased in solid clear resin, turned and polished in a 9-
It takes approximately 15 hours to create this beauty from start to finish. And you can have it made just like you want for $180.
You Civil War students will relish the addition of the Grant-
Author: ICE AND STEEL and EPITAPH