The History of Irish Bog Oak
The Bog Oak I use has lain in the peat bogs of Ireland for over 6000 years and originates from Co Armagh. Irish Bog Oak is also known as Abonos, Black Oak and Morta, the trees have lain in the boglands for centuries and millennia.
The black colour comes from the tannins in the acidic waters of the bogs and the lack of oxygen in the environment has managed to pressure the wood.
The wood turns from a golden brown to completely black while increasing in density and hardness as it ages. Bog Oak is a rare form of wood also known as “Irish Ebony”.