Tor fountain pen (Shelmore oak), in gold
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
Wood used to craft this pen:
The wood used to create this pen was provided by Shelmore Timber. It is a native species of the UK, and was in fact grown, felled and prepared on the Shelmore estate, here in Staffordshire. Being local to Hopping Frog Pens this timber is the greenest timber we use and has the lowest impact on the environment. The carbon footprint is virtually non-existent as there has been zero haulage from felling the tree to preparing the timber. We collect ourselves so no large delivery vans have been used.
The icing on the cake is that Shelmore maintains a sustainable process and plants more trees as they are felled.
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.
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.