Hand made Irish Bog Oak and Irish Oak segmented wood rollerball pen with gunmetal fittings.

The pen is fitted with a Beaufort ink ceramic tipped rollerball refill. A spare will be added at no extra cost. It is perfectly balanced for a pleasurable writing experience. 

The pen comes enclosed in a black velvet covered case providing maximum presentation and also safely storing your fine writing instrument. This pen is made to give years of pleasurable writing experience and will surely be a talking piece with any onlookers.

Having a pen which is made from wood 1000's of years old is something to think about. It's not just a normal pen, it's magical.

This is a one off pen and can not be replicated.

Irish bog Oak and Oak rollerball pen in gunmetal hardware

  • Soils that are mostly wet, sandy, gravel and clay-like -- usually found above high underground waters -- are the most suitable habitats for oak forest. These forests thrive best on lowland and slight upland soils of the diluvial geological era, the vallies of river basins being especially suitable sites for this type of oak.

    Morta color based on age

    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 tanin 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.