1000+ Year Old Bog Oak Pen Blanks from Germany Sawn in 1960! Pack of 5

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Yandles 1000+ Year Old Bog Oak Pen Blanks from Germany Sawn in 1960!  Pack of 5

Item: BOGOAK5

MPN: BOGOAK5

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Product Description

  • 1000+ year-old bog oak
  • From Germany
  • Supplied as a pack of 5
  • Size roughly 3/4" x 3/4" x 6" Long (smallest size, maybe bigger)
  • Cut from a single bored, grain pattern will vary
  • Banks cut on site here at Yandles

What is bog oak?

Bog Oak, much like Brown Oak, is not a specific species but is rather a term that designates 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 colour.

Though Bog Oak does not describe a specific tree, it tends to most frequently occur in the United Kingdom, with English Oak being the most commonly salvaged species taken from bogs. Since there is such a limited supply of this wood - with Bog Oak essentially being the very early stages of fossilization - prices for this type of wood are very high.

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