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This Bog Oak twist action pen is made of the highest quality components and is offered in Bog Oak. It is one of the most valuable commodities in my work shop a unique ancient material from the beautiful Bog Lands of County Fermanagh.

Titanium is a white metal used in its pure form. It is sometimes known as the space age metal due to its use in aerospace technology. It is also extremely long wearing and light weight, lighter than Platinum and 100% hypoallergenic ( hence its wide use in jewellery making). It was discovered in England by William Grega in 1791 and is found in almost all living things, roots, water bodies and soils, which complement Bog Oak beautifully. Its unique properties allow it to be coloured. It takes a parker refill and is a refined and extremely easy to use pen.

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Bog Oak is a rare timber, which is excavated from deep underground, usually as a by-product of turf cutting, or land drainage. The wood varies in age, usually between 2,000 and 6,000 years old, (the Queens University in Belfast have recorded 4000-bog oak and other ancient oak timbers that spans 7000 yrs).

The wood has been preserved due to the unique conditions of the turf bogs, which waterlog the wood and keep it free from sunlight and oxygen, which would cause it to decay. The chemistry of the bog also reacts with the wood and transforms its colour. When the wood is brought to the surface it petrifies becoming a deep black and almost steel hard.

The Bog lands of Ireland and County Fermanagh, (where this Bog Oak originates) are a vast treasure trove for a unique material more ancient than the Pyramids of Egypt that has been naturally preserved for thousands of years. One of the most valuable and scarce commodities that exist in the workshop is Bog oak. This timber is inextricably linked with Irish history and is one of the more majestic woods used in turning.

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