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Having worked alongside my Dad for the the past fifteen or so years, I inherited the family bagpipe making business upon his passing in 2019.
In an effort to develop my skills at the lathe I started making hand turned slimline and fountain pens from the offcut pieces of African Blackwood not used in the creation of the Highland Bagpipe.
Each pen is carefully crafted from the offcut pieces of African Blackwood and other woods that were not used in the creation of the pipes. But just because these pieces were leftover doesn’t mean they lack beauty or quality. In fact, these offcuts are just as rich and stunning as the pieces used in the pipes themselves.
The pens are turned by hand on a lathe, with the utmost attention to detail and precision. The result is a writing instrument that feels as luxurious as it looks. And because each pen is crafted from a unique piece of wood, no two pens are exactly alike.
Not only are these pens beautiful and functional, but they also have a fascinating history. Made from the same wood used in the creation of the Highland Bagpipe, they carry with them the legacy and traditions of some of the richest cultural heritage in the world.
Artist: Ewan Sinclair
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