The Byron letter opener is stylish, sophisticated and functional.
A letter opener is a handy addition to any household or office, it will effortlessly slice open all envelopes with ease, leaving lovely smooth paper edges. This letter opener is handcrafted from Australian red cedar timber.
Australian red cedar is possibly Australia's most celebrated native timber with its very fine grain in reddish brown and fine dark brown striations. In the 19th century red cedar dominated the interiors of colonial Australia and was used extravagantly for fine furniture and joinery in places such as Government House and Sydney Town Hall. Unfortunately many of the tall strands of red cedar were decimated on the NSW coast during the first 100 years of white settlement. In 1795 it became Australia’s first export as it was not economically sensible to send ships back on a six month voyage with an empty hold. Red cedar is still highly sought after and readily available in North Queensland. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each letter opener we create is one of a kind.
Each Byron style letter opener is handcrafted by an artisan who hand turns each one on a lathe in North Brisbane. We use a meticulous thirteen step sanding process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the timber. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each letter opener we create is one of a kind.
The letter opener features quality gold fittings and comes standard in a protective sleeve. You can add a quality black gift box below.
Yes, we make matching custom pen and letter opener gift sets, you can request a custom gift set by email or phoning Brad on 0402 750 677.
Need it personalised? We personalise timber pens, pencils and pen boxes. Type the exact word or initials needed along with your font suggestion in the text box provided. We will contact you to confirm your engraving prior to it being laser engraved. Please specify if the engraving is for a left or right hander.
Need it gift wrapped and posted direct to someone? Add the name and address of the receiver in the text box, we will gift wrap and send on your behalf. The package will include the senders name (yours) but will not include an invoice.
We are handcrafted Australian timber pen specialists. We would be pleased to design and turn you a bespoke timber pen, pencil or letter opener. You can even supply your own wood that holds precious memories.
PLEASE NOTE: We are bespoke makers and often custom make every order. Though we try to anticipate orders and have all our fittings in stock, on occasions some fittings are not in stock. It may occasionally take up to 3 weeks from the date you place your order if we have to order the fittings from the United States. We will always let you know if we are out of stock when you place your order and give you an estimated date of completion. Please let us know if your order is urgent. If you have any questions please shoot us through an email or phone Brad on 0402 750 677.