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Story Wood Collection - Ironbark from a Railway Bridge in Bogantungan QLD
The Sierra is our signature range, a definitive, functional and popular writing instrument. These pens are a popular style for gifts and every day writing.
This story wood Sierra pen is turned from ironbark. This ironbark timber is recycled from 100 year old supports from the railway bridge at Bogantungan, QLD. Bogantungan is 930 km north west of Brisbane and 350 km west of Rockhampton. Ironbark is a very distinctive Australian hardwood that is prized for its strength and durability. The heartwood is a deep dark red to red-brown with a fine texture. Indigenous Australians used ironbark timber to make clapsticks and spear throwers. Industrial applications of ironbark timber include shipbuilding, wharf and bridge construction, railway sleepers, piles and poles. Ironbark was reputedly used in the hulls of early ice-breaker ships, croquet mallets, gymnastic parallel bars and bowling ninepins.
This wooden pen is created by an artisan who hand turns each pen on a wood lathe in North Brisbane. Using a meticulous thirteen step sanding and polishing process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the ironbark timber and create an exceptional, super shiny and durable finish. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each wooden pen we create is one of a kind.
This Sierra pen has gold fittings and features a smooth click mechanism which reveals the nib. It has premium black ink and takes a standard Parker style pen refill. Find our quality Parker style pen refills here.
This pen comes standard in protective velvet pen sleeve. You can add a quality black gift box or an engrave-able timber pen box below.
Want a gift set? Need a matching Sierra mechanical pencil to compliment your Sierra pen? Contact us for a custom handcrafted sierra pencil order.
Need it personalised? We personalise timber pens, pencils and wooden pen boxes. Type the exact word or initials needed along with your font suggestion in the text box provided to a maximum of 25 letters and spaces. 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.
Would you like 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.
The Sierra pen is a great gift for: Train drivers, railway workers, civil engineers, entrepreneurs, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement gift, saying I love you, teacher gifts.