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 (NSW) 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.
This distinctive 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 process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the spalted silky oak timber. Our finish is highly durable, smooth and glossy. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each wooden pen we create is one of a kind.
This sierra style pen has black and chrome fittings and features a click mechanism which reveals the nib (gold fittings available also). It comes with black ink and takes a standard Parker style pen refill. Find our quality Parker style pen refills here. Yes we can custom make you a matching chrome letter opener.
This pen comes standard in a protective velvet pen sleeve. You can add a quality black pen box or an engrave-able timber box (options below).
Need it engraved? Type the exact word or phrases 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 specialist pen makers. Custom pen orders are our speciality and we'd be pleased to design and turn you a bespoke pen. You can even supply your own wood that holds precious memories.