The barrel and cap of the pen has been covered in Australian Rosewood wood/red mahogany giving it a unique look sure to make others envious. The refill has a ceramic tip for a pleasurable writing experience. The cap screws on each end to hold it securely and it has a great weight and balance to it. The pen has been stabilized in acrylic to preserve it in its fragile state. This lends itself to a fantastic look inside of the wood through its defects.
The pen will come presented in a black velvet covered case
Australian red Mahogany
Red mahogany is a hardwood with a fine grain and attractive red colouring. It is a versatile wood suitable for engineering applications and for use in construction. Due to its figuring, it is prized for furniture and turning. Red mahogany has become a prestigious timber owing to its durability, termite resistance and distinctive colouring.
Different species of red mahogany grow in different regions of Queensland, New Guinea and Irian Jaya. E. resinifera occurs from Jervis Bay in New South Wales to Coen in Queensland.E. pellita occurs from north of Townsville to Iron Range on Cape York Peninsula and through areas from Gladstone in Queensland to southern coastal New South Wales.
Trees of this species reach a height of 40-45m with 1-1.5m trunk diameter. The bark is fibrous, shallow to coarsely fissured, and persists on even the small branches. Different species have differently coloured bark; E. resinifera beinggreyish to reddish-brown and E. pellita being reddish-brown to brown.
Red mahogany is a dense, durable timber. The heartwood ranges from red to dark red, but sapwood is distinctively paler. The even grain is generally moderately textured, displaying the occasional gum vein, and at times the grain is interlocked producing an attractive figure.
Australian red mahogany rollerball in gunmetal fittings
Irish Bog Oak
Variations in the water level, floods, marshes formation promote the growth of oak trees. Because of a continuous change of the direction of the river flow on a greater or lesser degree, the mainstreams weave through the vallies constantly forming live meanders. In its meandering course, the river undermines the banks covered with trees, which fall into the river and are swept away in the water. When the trunk gets trapped by its branches and roots in the river bed, over time layers of mud, sand and gravel cover it. Deprived of oxygen the wood undergoes the process of fossilization and a long process of morta formation.
During hundreds and thousands of years, under the influence of the minerals and iron from the water, the decomposition of oak timber is considerably slower. A special role is played by the currents of the underground waters in the creation of morta, binding its ingredients with larger quantities of the tannin in the wood and in this way darkening the wood. This centuries-long process, often termed "maturation", turns the wood from golden-brown to completely black, while increasing its hardness to such a level that it can only be carved with the use of specially grind and exceptionally firm tools.
The time necessary for the oak to transform from the end of its biological growth to abonos varies. The "maturation" commonly lasts thousands of years. Due to the ecological reasons mentioned above no two trunks can be found of the same colour.