Now based in Yerevan, Armenia BENU's story began in 2016 and they now have many unique and vibrant collections within their range, perfect for those seeking to add some colour and playfulness to their desk.
The BENU Talisman collection seeks to immerse us in the realm of folklore, myth and legend and share with us elements and tokens that are believed to bring us positive things such as love, luck, protection or money.
Historically known as Sanguis Draconis, Dragon’s Blood has been used for centuries in alchemy and magic rituals, sourced from small islands where dragons were believed to dwell. However contrary to what you would think, Dragon’s Blood doesn’t actually come from these mystical creatures but from a mysterious species of trees, the most famous being named Dracaena Draco or the Dragon Tree.
But where did this name come from? Damage to the skin of a dragon tree of any age will cause it to ‘bleed’ sap and in this case it is a bright red sap akin to the colour of blood. Once this sap is exposed to air it dries rock hard like frankincense or copal would.
Dragon’s blood really has a fascinating history and you can read more about it here.
In order to really capture the essence of this talisman, BENU have created a stunning pen which has a black base adorned with heaps of green and red glitter that contrast beautifully for a truly stand out pen. To add the extra touch of magic this pen has dragon’s blood actually infused into its resin! Check out the accompanying video to find out more about Dragon’s Blood and how this pen was made.
Disclaimer: BENU don't claim that this item or the substance added to the material has any real supernatural power. This collection and the pens in it were created as a tribute to the ancient myths, legends, and tales that we used as inspiration for the design.
Material: High quality resin
Clip material: Stainless steel
Length capped: 13.8 cm/5.43 inches
Cap: Screw on, the cap can be posted
Nib: #6 Schmidt stainless steel
Available nib width: F, M, B
Refill: Standard large international size converter & ink cartridge (72 mm/2.8 inches)
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