This silky oak timber is spalted. Spalting is a valued wood colouration process caused naturally by fungi. Spalting increases the contrasts of light and dark colours in the timber and makes brown and black lines running through the wood appear. This timber was grown on a beautiful block of land in Grafton owned by my father and fell due to natural causes and lay undisturbed in its bushland habitat enough years for the spalting process to begin. It was then carried on the shoulders of a man in a flannelette shirt, strapped onto the roof of a Toyota Landcruiser, travelled to sunny Queensland where is has been sawn into pens, pencils, letter opener and ice cream scoop blanks. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that every item we create is one of a kind.
This distinctive wooden pencil is created by an artisan who hand turns each pencil on a wood lathe in North Brisbane. Using a meticulous thirteen step sanding process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the Australian silky oak timber and create an exceptional and durable finish.
This sierra style mechanical pencil has black and 24 karat gold plated fittings and features a click mechanism which reveals the pencil lead. It comes ready to draw with one 0.7mm pencil lead, you can find mechanical pencil refills below. It has an eraser at the end of the cap. To access the eraser, remove the end cap; to access the pencil lead chamber and add your refills, remove the eraser.
We can also handcraft you a sierra style timber pen that will match your timber pencil or we can make you a matching letter opener from the same wood which makes a lovely custom gift set.
This pencil comes standard in a protective velvet pen sleeve. You can add a quality black presentation box or an engrave-able timber box (option below).
Need it engraved? We engrave pens, pencils and pen boxes. Type the exact word or short phrase 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 specialist pen and pencil makers. Custom orders are our speciality and we'd be pleased to design and turn you a bespoke pen, pencil or letter opener. You can even supply your own wood that holds precious memories.