Antique copper pen created from a piece of ancient Irish bog oak. This piece of wood is approx 4000 - 6000 years old which means you are carrying a piece of Irish history with you. Personalized pens make great gifts and this pen can be engraved with a name of your choice. As an Irish gift this gets no better if presenting to someone of Irish heritage, you are sure to make them proud.
Each wooden pen comes fitted with a Parker ink refill to give you a pleasurable writing experience. You can buy a new refill at any stationary store. The pen is well balanced so you can write for a long time with no stress. You will love looking at the grain patterns on the wood.
The last 2 pictures show the other variations in metal choices for this model. The links to those can be found below.
Your new pen will come in its own choice of case for protection and presentation purposes.
'Life is too short to use an ugly pen'.
You have a few choices here.
You can have a name engraved on the body of the pen.
You can choose between 2 pen cases. 100% recyclable and Maple and Rosewood which turns into a display stand.
***About the custom pen***
Your new pen will come with an information sheet explaining how Irish bog oak is created and its history within Ireland.
This would be a great 5th anniversary gift as it's wood and also 7th anniversary gift as it's copper.
Material: Irish Bog Oak 4000-6000 years old. Antique copper fittings.
Colour: Black, copper.
Ink: The pen comes with a parker style refill which can be rebought at any good stationary store.
The pen also comes enclosed in a beautiful case providing the maximum presentation and also safely storing your fine writing instrument.
This is a OOAK pen and the wood on each has its unique grain patterns which cannot be replicated.
***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
I appreciate you taking the time to look at my handmade pen, and I am grateful for every customer I receive. I hope you fall in love with your one of a kind pen whether it is for you or as a sentimental gift.
Every pen I sell is made in my shop by me. Each is handmade and great care is taken. If you ever have an idea or a custom order please contact me.