The wood we use


The forests of Ireland have given us some of the most interesting woods to craft your wooden handmade pen from. Each handmade pen in its own way pays homage to the tree and the country it comes from. A gift with real tangible links to Ireland and our great literary heritage.

A handmade gift because of the individually of the wood we us is as unique as its users fingertips.

We only use fallen wood or reclaimed bog oak for our pens, sustainability is very important to us

Irish Bog Oak.......it's not every day you get to hold something 5,000 years old! Older than the pyramids this wood is amazing to hold, its colour so dark its feel so cool, just amazing. We finish the wood in a special way to protect it but not to hide its colour and feel, such a special wood to hold.

What does engraving on bog oak pen look like? 

 

To view one of our Bog Oak handmade fountain pens click here

To view one of our Bog Oak handmade Rollerball pens click here 

To view one of our Bog Oak handmade Ballpoint pens click here  

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Irish Elm......Considered one of the sacred trees in the Celtic world, elm has often been associated with Mother and Earth Goddesses. In rural Ireland, the elm tree was said to possess magical properties and was considered to be the home of the fairies. 

To view one of our burled Elm handmade fountain pens click here

To view one of our burled Elm handmade Rollerball pens click here

To view one of our burled Elm handmade Ballpoint pens click here

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Irish Oak......The king of the Irish forest, revered by ancient druids for the power to keep away bad spirits, in the Ogham alphabet the word "duir" means the door and is linked to Oak thus linking the tree to the doorway to knowledge and wisdom. A strong and beautiful wood with deep grain which we capture in our hard wearing finish.

To view one of our Irish Oak handmade fountain pens click here

To view one of our Irish Oak handmade Rollerball pens click here

To view one of our Irish Oak handmade Ballpoint pens click here

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Irish Cherry......Not surprising that a tree which produces such stunning blossoms also presents us with a beautiful fine-grained wood in red to brown with delicate grain, a very elegant wood that polishes to a beautiful high shine, any pen we make with it is very smooth to hold.

To view one of our Irish Cherry handmade Rollerball pens click here 
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Irish Yew......Yew tree is a symbol of everlasting life. The oldest Yew trees in Ireland are estimated to have lived for some 800 years. One of our Yew handmade wooden pens is certainly a unique gift to give and receive. The wood is said to have medicinal properties. When a branch of the Yew tree touches the ground it roots itself and a new tree starts to grow, this why it is known as the tree of everlasting life. A lovely range of brown colours in this wood and stunning grain line definition. Polishes to a beautiful high shine.

To view one of our Irish Yew handmade fountain pens click here

To view one of our Irish Yew handmade Rollerball pens click here 

To view one of our Irish Yew handmade  Ballpoint pens click here

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Irish Spalted Beech......Many timbers can spalt but Beech is one of the most beautiful to make a handmade pen from. Spalting is when certain fungi grow on fallen trees and leave a most attractive pattern in the wood. The process takes 2 to 3 years to reach the ideal spalting level and then to cut & season the timber. Creates the most stunning pens as the colours are just stunning.

To view one of our Irish Spalted Beech pens click here 


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Walnut......Black Walnut is sought after for its great beauty and toughness, from Central America, this wood is a luscious milk chocolate like colour, finishes so smoothly and will be a talking point every time the pen is used in public

To view one of our Walnut handmade fountain pens click here

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Olive Wood......Olive wood trees from the ancient city of BethlehemIsrael (also known as Roman trees) have been bearing fruit since the time of the Romans. Many religious, historical, and artistic articles are made from this beautiful ancient wood.

White Pearlescent......the light appears to dance in the pen body, constantly moving as you move the pen in your hand. The pen body is polished to the highest level to give a smooth and almost soft feeling to the pen body. Looking for a pen for the special lady in your life, you just found it!

To view our white handmade white pearlescent pen click here

To view our Orange handmade white pearlescent pen click here

To view our Rose handmade white pearlescent pen click here

Ivory Pearlescent.......for those who prefer a gentle Ivory tone to the body of their pen while still enjoying the magic of the dancing light in the pen as they write with it.

To view our handmade Ivory pearlescent pen click here