The Patriot fountain, in whisky-oak and polished stainless steel
This handmade pen is has been designed, engineered and made in Britain using the finest materials.
The hardware is Sheffield-Made 303 grade stainless steel. Designed & manufactured by British engineers right here in the UK: not only does this pen boast the greatest materials, but by using British materials and components, the Patriot has a much lower carbon footprint than many of the alternatives on the market today.
This superlative pen represents the pinnacle of quality in British workmanship and is a perfect, yet subtle, symbol of patriotism. The skill and passion by which this pen has been crafted is immediately apparent the instant it is held.
- Designed, manufactured & made in Britain using the finest British materials
- Hardware made from Sheffield 303 stainless steel
- World leading Bock nib (replaceable)
- Schmidt ink convertor (fountain pen)
- Schmidt 888 refill (rollerball)
- Brushed stainless steel
- Polished stainless steel
Materials used to craft this pen:
The pen barrel of this Whisky Patriot is 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!