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 each wooden pen we create is one of a kind.
This slimline style wood 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.
This slimline style pen has chrome fittings (also available in gold) and features a high quality, smooth, twist mechanism. This pen has black ink and takes a standard cross style pen refill. Find our quality cross style pen refills here. This pen comes standard in a protective velvet pen sleeve. You can add a quality black presentation box or engrave-able timber box (options below).
Need a matching mechanical pencil or letter opener to compliment your slimline pen? Contact us for a custom handcrafted pencil or letter opener.
Need it engraved? 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.
Need it gift wrapped and posted direct to someone? Add the name and address of the receiver in the text box at checkout, we will gift wrap and send on your behalf. The package will include the senders name (yours) but will not include an invoice.
Owning and using a one-of-a kind handmade pen is a true pleasure.
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.