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Ancient Bog Oak Homerton Fountain Pen

Regular price $213.00

Tax included.

A truly unique one of a kind writing instrument

Handmade Fountain pen from rare Ancient Bog Oak, featuring a Sterling silver Tree of Life roll stop

Bog Oak is oak that has been buried in a peat bog for hundreds or sometimes thousands of years. The extremely low oxygen conditions of the bog protect the wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat provides acidic conditions where iron salts and other minerals react with the tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black color.

This Bog Oak comes from a farm in the Cambridgeshire fens, approx 15 minutes from my workshop in Cambridge.

Fully lined with Japanese Nikko Ebonite with the same material used for all threads and the section

This pen is one of a kind, completely hand turned. 

This pen is fitted with a Medium Polished steel size 6 Jowo nib.

I can supply the nibs in the following sizes, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium or Broad. Just add a message in the notes

The refilling system is a Schmidt K5 premium ink converter, but can also utilise a standard international cartridge.

The Homerton 2 Specifics

Approximate

Weight 17g,

Capped Length 150mm

Nib to Finial Length 139mm

Cap Diameter 16mm

Body Diameter 14.5mm tapering to 13.5 

Pinch point 10.5mm

Origin of the wood is United Kingdom