Our Style fountain pen, with its classic styling, is the perfect fountain pen gift. The balance of the pen and smoothness of the nib as it glides across the working paper will ensure your pen gift will not sit in a drawer but will accompany its user every day ready to lay thoughts to paper, and every time it is used, the creativity of your gift will be remembered.
The wood in this pen is Irish Yew; the Yew has played a tremendous role in shaping religious beliefs associated with immortality and rebirth or spiritual resurrection. The ancient Celts and Druids were sacred trees 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 and a huge Yew tree in the middle of 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 forming just about all literary and religious traditions and a major inspiration to many artists. It seems that the 'wise' was always associated with trees.
The pen is presented in aluxurious gift boxwith a card detailing the wood it was made from. We also include a card stating what date and by whom the pen was hand-turned.
We install an all Swiss-made rollerball refill, only the best for our pens, but you can buy standard rollerball refills from all good high street stationers or from our website.
Sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda; 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 landfills every year.
Please 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!
We post our pens in our recyclable pen gift box wrapped in corrugated cards and place them in a biodegradable mailer bag; it's our way of greening what we do and minimising our impact on the environment.
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 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.