The Phoenix pen is a very unique pen with the antique pewter fittings fully capturing the myth of the phoenix in great detail. Flames are depicted at the tip of the pen, the phoenix bird is shown rising from the ashes and the clip details the majestic tail of the phoenix. An amber crystal on the clip and cap add to the beauty and mystery of this regal firebird.
The phoenix is a sacred firebird said to have spectacular feathers of gold and red. Its story has roots in many ancient civilizations- most notably the Egyptian and Greek. After 1,000 years the phoenix builds itself a nest of twigs and branches, which then burns fiercely until they are both ashes. From the ashes a young phoenix appears, renewing the life cycle of the bird and making the phoenix virtually immortal and invincible. This pen is particularly meaningful to those who have been through difficult times and triumphed.
This phoenix pen is made from Australian spalted silky oak timber. Spalting is a valued wood colouration process caused naturally by fungi. Spalting increases the contrasts of light and dark colours in the timber and makes brown and black lines running through the wood appear. This timber was grown on a beautiful block of land in Grafton owned by my father and fell due to natural causes and lay undisturbed in its bushland habitat enough years for the spalting process to begin. It was then carried on the shoulders of a man in a flannelette shirt, strapped onto the roof of a Toyota Landcruiser, travelled to sunny Queensland where is has been sawn into pens, pencils, letter opener and ice cream scoop blanks.
This wooden pen is created by an artisan who hand turns each pen on a lathe in North Brisbane. Using a meticulous thirteen step sanding process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the timber. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each wooden pen we create is one of a kind.
The Phoenix pen is a solid, medium plus weight pen (65g) with a silent, smooth twist mechanism and features a black ink Parker style refill. You can purchase our quality Parker style refills below.
The pen comes in a quality, black presentation case or you can purchase an engrave-able timber box below.
Need it personalised? We personalise timber pens, pencils and wooden pen boxes. Type the exact word or initials needed along with your font suggestion in the text box provided to a maximum of 24 letters and spaces. We will contact you to confirm your engraving prior to it being laser engraved. Please specify if the pen engraving is for a left or right hander.
Would you like it gift wrapped and posted direct to someone? Add the name and address of the receiver in the text box, we will gift wrap and send on your behalf. The package will include the senders name (yours) but will not include an invoice.
We are handcrafted Australian timber pen specialists. We would be pleased to design and turn you a bespoke timber pen, pencil or letter opener. You can even supply your own wood that holds precious memories.
PLEASE NOTE: We are bespoke pen makers and often custom make every order. Though we try to anticipate pen orders and have all our pen fittings in stock, on occasions some pen fittings are not in stock. It may occasionally take up to 3 weeks from the date you place your order if we have to order the fittings from the United States. We will always let you know if we are out of stock when you place your order and give you an estimated date of completion. Please let us know if your pen order is urgent. If you have any questions please shoot us through an email or phone Brad on 0402 750 677