Hand made fountain pen using a piece of beautiful Irish Bog Oak 5000-6000 years old. The accent band on the cap has been made using the same wood between the 2 rhodium bands as has the finial on the end of the cap. You will love the feel of this pen in your hand and will be the envy of many an admirer. Life is too short to use an ugly pen. You will own a piece of Irish history in your hands with this fine writing instrument.
The grain of the aged wood really stands out and makes it a real statement piece. This is built to give years of joy.
The pen will be fitted with a Bock medium polished steel nib and is perfectly balanced for a pleasurable writing experience. The nib can be changed on request. Just ask. The pen weighs 20g uncapped and 40g with cap on.
The pen comes with a standard ink cartridges to get you started right from the off along with a converter so you can use your own inks. The pen also comes enclosed in a beautiful case providing maximum presentation and also safely storing your fine writing instrument.
This is a one off pen and can not be replicated.
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Irish Bog Oak rhodium fountain pen
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.