Beautifully hand turned Irish Bog oak Fountain pen . Antique brass Celtic fittings have been used to show off the Oak. The pictures don't do the detail in the wood justice. The pen is presented in its own box to finish the excellent presentation.
The pen features intricate Celtic Knot scroll work on the tip, clip and end as well as an emerald green cabochon on the 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 cartridges as well as coming with an international converter.
Blanks are selected from seasoned wood for their grain and colour. They are careful cut to show the best grain . The wood is turned to size, sanded through 5 different grits, rubbed with danish oil to bring out the beautiful grain then rubbed with bees with a bees wax mix before completing with the premium fittings.
The matching ballpoint is also available and can be paired in a double version of the case shown above.
Complete in solid wood box.
Irish Bog Oak Celtic fountain pen in Antique brass
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.