These quills are from the Crested Porcupine, the most widespread of three porcupine species found in Africa.
The porcupine loses its quills like we lose hair, and new ones grow in to replace lost ones.
Porcupine quills have long been favoured for ornamental use and beloved as a good-luck charm in Africa.
The hollow quills often serve as musical instruments and were once used as containers for gold dust.
We inset an ballpoint pen refill into the quill pen and round it off with Guinea fowl feathers and beats