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This is a ballpoint twist action pen with a nickel finish and is offered in Bog Oak which is one of the most valuable timbers in my workshop. The Nickel finish in this twist Bog Oak pen has been a popular addition, especially for men. I am always looking for materials suitable to compliment the thousands of years old Bog oak that I work with. Nickel has been used since ancient times. It has been traced back as far as 3500 Bc but was first isolated and classified in 1751. Nickel is a hard silvery-white metal that resists tarnishing in air.

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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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