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#0323 Ancient Bog Oak Carbon Dated 3400 years (block) Natural Wood - 6&1/4" long x 2&7/16" wide x 1&3/8" thick

$75.00

#0323 Ancient Bog Oak Carbon Dated 3400 years (block) Natural Wood - 6&1/4" long x 2&7/16" wide x 1&3/8" thick

$75.00
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Dimensions: 6&1/4" long x 2&7/16" wide x 1&3/8" thick . 
Natural Ancient Bog Oak (also called "Morta") from Ukraine. Carbon dated to be 3400 years old. The 3rd photo shows the end grain of the block so you can see the grain orientation for this block. A paper copy of the carbon dating test results will be included with this block. This wood has a good metallic luster that shows flashes of brown and gray when the light hits from different angles.

Bog Oak comes from trees that fell and were buried in sediment hundreds or thousands of years ago. As the tree lay buried it absorbs minerals from the water and the sediment giving it the dark color and metallic luster.

Bog Oak was used in ancient times for making expensive gifts because it was believed to possess a magical energy. I have also read that the throne for Peter the Great and King Arthur's round table were built of Ancient Bog Oak. I can not say for sure if this is true, but it does make a cool story for the wood.

This piece has been left untreated so it can be used for projects such as tobacco pipes. Untreated bog oak is also easier to work when when carving or surface texturing. For an example you might do a Google image search for "rusticated morta".

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