Irish Bog Oak Pewter Ballpoint Pen

55.0060.00

This Gunmetal and Chrome wood pen has been hand-turned using a piece of 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. Personalised 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.

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  • Within Ireland: Free
  • Outside Ireland: €6 standard shipping or €12 tracked shipping
Product Details

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 stationery 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.

                                                                     ‘Life is too short to use an ugly 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 its wood.

Material: Irish Bog Oak 4000-6000 years old. Gunmetal and Chrome fittings.
Colour: Black, chrome.
Ink: The pen comes with a parker-style refill which can be rebought at any good stationery store.
The pen also comes enclosed in a beautiful case providing the maximum presentation and also safely storing your fine writing instrument.

                                                                                     ***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 fossilisation 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

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Customisation

Name Engraved, No Engraving

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