Two prong curved hand carved Hair Fork in Bog Oak from the fens. Though Bog Oak does not describe a specific tree, it tends to most frequently occur in the United Kingdom, with English Oak being the most commonly salvaged species taken from bogs. A peat bog provides acidic condition where iron salts and other minerals react with the tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black colour. Since there is such a limited supply of the wood—with Bog Oak essentially being the very early stages of fossilization—prices for this type of wood are very high.
Only natural oils and waxes have been used to finish this fork. The wood is sealed in Danish Oil, which is a blend of natural tree and plant oils then finished with a Creamed Beeswax to polish.
The fork measures 5.5" in length with a useable prong length of 4.5”and is approximately 1.5" at its widest point.
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