The Rowan Tree, also widely known as the Tree of Life, has a history spanning more than 4,000 years through various cultures and faiths. Vikings believed the first woman was cut from the Tree of Life and anyone found harming the tree was dealt with through corporal punishment. Thor was said to have been saved from being washed away down a river by grabbing onto a root of the Tree of Life.
The tree has long been seen as a tree of knowledge, wisdom, and protection. So when Dr. Paul Rand discovered he had the oldest, last known Tree of Life grove in North America located on his property, The Orchard, he felt he had to honor the history of the tree as best he could. None of the trees are having branches cut. But each year he harvests the berries the trees produce and gathers branches that have fallen naturally.
Those berries have been specially treated and incorporated directly into the Rowan Berry Tree of Life resin material for this pen. Each pen is red with subtle gold undertones, representing the berry bunches found on the trees. Throughout the pen you can see the dark pieces of berry.
Each pen comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
All Bow & Harrow pens are refillable. Fountain pens come with an ink converter and a pre-filled black ink cartridge. Rollerball pens come with a “Schmidt 5888” refill. Additional ink can be purchased through our ink page. Pens are shipped in a Bow & Harrow gift box. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery of in-stock items.