A Work of Art From An Old Irish BogPosted on 6 Aug 01:30
Centuries ago, the British Isle was rich in forest land. Then, the climate changed and the ground became saturated with water. This rotted the lower portion of the trees, causing them to fall. They were quickly absorbed into the wet ground, creating an anaerobic condition that preserved the wood. As time passed the chemicals in the soil, particularly tannin caused the wood to turn black. Now, from time to time, some of this "bog oak" is unearthed. The piece from which this pen was made was purchased from an Irish Cabinet Artisan. Given the darkness of this piece of bog it is estimated to be about 6ooo years old. This is indeed a treasured piece of Irish history.
Bill Rice20 Jan 11:37
Hi Paul, it is Bill Rice. I bought the Des Moines pen for my son;’s 25th birthday Would like to order two pens for delivery in early December,
Dad: M1 Stock Roman Harvest. He will turn 90. He served in the Army and is a 2nd Amendment supporter. Would like it to Read, “Happy 90th birthday Dad/Grandpa” However, if you have the Irish Bogwood Pen I will take that instead. Same inscription.
Second pen for younger son who will turn 21. Very strong and “solid”. ROTC student. Very straight forward. Was thinking about the black carbon pen you made for Audi. Would like it to simply have his name: Brandon W. Rice. Otherwise, will go with the M1 Rifle mentioned above with his name.