We designed our Feadán <Fa-don> pen range so routine writing tasks become infinitely more enjoyable, utilising a simple and minimalist form we pay homage to the beauty of the wood we craft from, the woods utterly original character gives certainty that each Feadán is unique. Feadán is the Irish word for tube and the shape and function of a tube is to allow unfettered movement within it, a Feadán is a tactile conduit enabling the unfettered flow of feelings to paper for the intimate writing task that is anything but routine when words and emotion are so expressive that they need to be shared as has always been the way in Irish literary heritage, holding a pen made from wood grown in Ireland is a beautiful way to connect with that heritage.
The Irish Yew in this pen has played a tremendous role in shaping religious beliefs, being associated with immortality and rebirth or a spiritual resurrection. To the ancient Celts and Druids, it was a sacred tree and adorned many of their religious sites. Churches were often built on these ancient religious sites and inherited the yew trees already there - one can find a yew tree in many a churchyard. Muckross Abbey, has a huge Yew tree in the middle of the Abbey’s cloister. It was planted when the friary was first built in 1448 by Dónal McCarthy Mór – the chieftain of the area. That same tree can still be seen and enjoyed today – it’s an old Irish Yew tree.
One fact is certain, however, trees, including the yew, were, like the Sun and Moon, instrumental in the formation of just about all literary and religious traditions and a major inspiration to many artists. It seems that the 'wise' were always associated with trees.
The tubular design is very tactile, holding the pen has a playfulness to it and lining up the wood grain each time the cap is posted is fun and addictive.
Laying or standing on a desk, resting on a note pad at a meeting the Feadán will be noticed, but as with all good design form must follow function so we installed a size 6 Peter Bock nib as standard, the pen also takes an ink pump and international.
As a personal, corporate or club gift, no other pen in the world is exactly like yours!
Sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda, by using one of our handmade pens and only replacing the refill you help the environment by not contributing to the BILLIONS of plastic biros that go to landfill every year.
Give one of our fountain pens with our ink pump and the only thing you don't use is the empty glass ink bottle that is recycled, how green is that!
At a time when individuality is becoming increasingly rare, we can engrave the pen for you, leave the text on the cart page
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Peter Bock nib fitted as standard
Ink converter pump supplied
Accepts international-sized ink cartridge
Pen length 145mm or 5.7 inches capped 127mm or 5 inched uncapped
Pen weight 44gm or 1.55oz capped 30gm or 1 ounce uncapped
If you have any questions about this range or any of our pens please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org any time.
The pen pictured was handmade by us, your pen will be of the same wood, as no two wood pieces are the same that is your certainty that your pen will be totally unique. Like the pen pictured we will select the most interesting wood to craft your pen from. It takes us about 3 days to craft a pen.