Tor fountain pen (whisky oak), in gunmetal
A classical pen, with double banding on the cap and shaped finial on both the cap and pen. The cap screws to the pen firmly when not in use, and can be posted, if preferred, when in use.
The fountain pen comes with a standard ink cartridge and an ink convertor, whilst the roller ball comes with a premium quality refill.
- Classic design
- Shaped finials
- Postable cap
- Various hardware finishes available
- Rose gold
Material used to craft this pen:
The pen barrel and cap body are made from oak which was once a stave of a barrel used by The English Whisky Company. The smell of whisky remains quite pungent, and one sniff will have you reaching for the bottle!
Common Name(s): English Oak, European Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus robur
Distribution: Most of Europe, to Asia Minor, and North Africa
Tree Size: 80-115 ft (24-35 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns.
Comments: English Oak falls into the white oak group, and shares many of the same traits as White Oak (Quercus alba).
One of the most famous English Oak trees, The Major Oak, is a massive tree located in Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, England. The tree is estimated to be approximately 1,000 years old, and is purported to have been a common hideout for Robin Hood and his outlaws.
To find out more about The English Whisky Company, who have recently celebrated being the purveyor of 'England's oldest single malt', check out their website and perhaps treat yourself to a 'home grown' tipple or two!