Beautifully hand turned Irish bog oak ball point pen with twist mechanism. Antique pewter Celtic fittings have been used to show off this ancient Oak. The pictures don't portray how beautiful this wood is to hold in the hand. The pen is presented in a solid Maple and rosewood pen box which takes presentation to the next level.
The pen features intricate Celtic Knot scrollwork on the tip, clip and end as well as an emerald cabochon stone on the top end. The Celtic Knot motif dates back to 5th century and represents the truth of eternity and interconnected spirit.
The pen is a very comfortable width for writing and takes a standard size parker refill, which is easily obtainable when necessary.
Handcrafted pens make great gifts! You can give them to friends and family for their anniversary, birthday, graduation or wedding. If you like the style, but would rather have different components, or a different design in the same wood please feel free to ask.
Each piece of wood has a different grain making your pen unique.
Irish bog oak Celtic pen in Antique pewter
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.