Thursday of last week someone mentioned on the forum I’m on for fiber tools made by Golding Fiber Tools that he had up a special edition spindle made from 2800 year old Russian Bog Oak! I quickly snapped one up, my love of his spindles and my love of old, ancient things making it far too tempting.
Bog oak, or any bog wood, comes from wood that has been preserved in peat bogs around the world. It can be hundreds or thousands of years old, and is darkened from the conditions that have preserved it.
This spindle came with a copy of the certificate of age, stating that it’s Radiocarbon date is 2840 years old, plus or minus fifty years. It’s 2″ diameter, with a walnut shaft and bronze alloy ring, for a weight of 0.46 ounces. It will be great for fine fibers, and fit right in with my other three spindles from him!