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3,300 year old Bog Oak Arundel Fountain Pen

7,000 years ago, sea levels rose and drowned ancient oaks in low lying areas. Most of the these trees have degraded, but unbelievably, a small minority were preserved by the anaerobic Norfolk silt until they were recently excavated by ancient wood specialists Adamson & Low.

On exposure, the trees are incredibly fragile and have to be slow dried over a number of months to create useable timber. The result is a complex, black wood from which they've allowed us to create unique pieces of history.

Our master pen maker uses his experience to individually hand turn each piece into an optimally balanced fountain pen housing, before adding the highest quality Rhodium fittings and a two tone 23 karat gold/iridium nib.

The result is a bespoke, stylish pen with unparalleled provenance. The unmatched feel of natural wood in the hand and the smoothness of the nib means it writes beautifully and is sure to become a treasured lifelong possession.


  • Length: 134mm / 5.3 inches
  • Diameter: 14mm / 0.6 inches
  • Wood: Norfolk Bog Oak (Quercus Robur)
  • Nib size: 5
  • Nib metal: Polished steel plated with 23 karat gold
  • Nib tip: Iridium
  • Ink cartridge: International standard
  • Metal fittings: Rhodium
  • Cap accents: Black titanium
  • Weight: 50g / 1.8oz
  • UK shipping: Please allow 5 working days for us to make and deliver this item within the UK
  • International shipping: Please allow 10 working days for us to make and deliver this item internationally

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3,300 year old Bog Oak Arundel Fountain Pen

Handmade fountain pen with wood from ancient British Bog Oak and a 23 karat gold/iridium nib

£99.00

10 Years


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