Bishop William Badell Sycamore Spire pen and letter opener set in Irish Bog Oak
We have named this pen because of its shape after the Spire monument in Dublin's city center. A great gift for anyone with a love for Dublin or who have visited our capital city in the past. The pen is matched with a bright chrome letter very stylish opener, it will even make opening bills a bit of fun!!
'Bishop Bedell's Tree'; this sycamore was planted by him in 1632. Bishop William Bedell (1571) was appointed Provost of Trinity College in 1627 and in 1629 became Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh . He is essentially most famous for translating the old testament into Irish. He planted the tree in the original garden of the old bishop’s palace which later became part of Kilmore churchyard and when he died in 1642 he was buried beneath this tree. It is believed to be one of the earliest examples of this tree in Ireland. About 20 years ago one of the limbs fell in a storm and its part of that limb we were lucky to receive as a gift in 2015. A very rare and beautiful wood.
We can engrave the pen body or the tie clip for that extra special touch
- Touch screen stylus top
- Bright chrome and gold knurl accents
- Twist action
- We fit a Swiss made Cross style refill (only the best for our pens)
- Letter opener comes fully assembled
- Presented in a deluxe pen box
- Add a personal note to the pen box free of charge
- Leave text for note and engraving on the cart page
- for engraving tell us if the user is Left or Right handed
The forests of Ireland have given us some of the most interesting woods to craft your pen from. Each pen is its own way pays homage to the tree and the country it grew in.
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
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.
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
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.
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. The wood has medicinal properties and is used in the treatment of cancer. Lovely range of brown colours and like Cherry polishes to a beautiful smooth high shine.
Irish Spalted Beech......Many timbers can spalt but Beech is one of the most beautiful. 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 stage to cut & season the timber. Creates the most stunning pens as the colours are just stunning.
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
Olive Wood......Olive wood trees from the ancient city of
White Pearlesent......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!
Ivory Pearlesent.......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.