Liquid ambar is a popular ornamental deciduous tree, and looks particularly spectacular in autumn as the tree sheds its star-shaped leaves. Liquid ambar is also called sweetgum and is native to America but grows readily in Australia. The genus name literally means liquid amber, referring to the resin exuded by the winter buds. The resin has been used in perfume, cosmetics and as chewing gum. Promising research is being conducted on the medicinal properties of liquid ambars resin, leaves, bark and seeds. The timber is usually bright reddish brown, the older the tree the more red the timber. This liquid ambar is a smokey grey colour, and is cut from some small branches grown in Brisbane, QLD.
This listing is for a matching pen and pencil gift set in Sierra style turned from liquid ambar timber.
This wooden pen and pencil set is created by an artisan who hand turns each item 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 liquid amber timber and create an exceptional and durable finish. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each wooden pen and pencil we create is one of a kind.
This Sierra style pen has gold fittings and features a smooth click mechanism which reveals the nib. It has black ink and takes a standard Parker style pen refill. Find our quality Parker style pen refills here.
The 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 here. 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.
This pen and pencil set comes standard in black presentation box. You can add a quality double timber engrave-able gift box below.
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 pen 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.