This fountain pen is made from culled Yew. We purchase the elements of this pen from a supplier in Australia, which in turn allows to make these pens according to your own specifications. For the pen itself we use (IPG Nibs) I ridium P oints G ermany. The fountain pen is supplied with a normal pen refill, but you also get a pump to allow you to choose your own chosen ink.
Name timber: Taxus. Taxus is a genus of conifers, mostly classified in the yew family (Taxaceae)
Botanical Name: Taxaceae
Description: They are quite slow growing trees or shrubs that can live a long time. The height can vary from 1 to 40 m, and the tree trunks can reach a diameter of up to 4 m. They have a reddish bark and lance-shaped, flat, dark green, long needles of 1-4 cm by 0.2 to 0.3 mm.
Application: The wood of the yew is reddish brown (with white sapwood) and is rather hard. It was traditionally used to make bows. The name is derived from the Greek (toxo) that means “bow” (from which the word “toxic” is derived). It is therefore not surprising that in Norse mythology, the god of the bow, had the name Ydalir (Taxus).
From some yew species to extract the raw material for the cancer drug paclitaxel. This cytostatic agent, which is used in chemotherapy is better known under the brand name “Taxol” named after the Taxus. The yews are widely used in landscaping and ornamental horticulture. More than 400 of yews cultivars are known, the vast majority of these have been grown from the yew, Taxus cuspidata, and the hybrid between them (Taxus & times; media). The most popular of these is the “Irish yew” (Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’), a cultivar of common yew.
The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian religion.