The Stratus pencil has a sleek and modern form, with great balance for a superior and comfortable writing and drawing experience. It is perfectly weighted and ideal for the desk, workshop, drafting table or studio.
This handcrafted pencil is created from gidgee timber. Australian gidgee wood is an acacia timber prized for its strength and durability. Gidgee is one of Australia's hardest timbers. The heartwood is a deep, rich brown colour and the outer sapwood is very pale. Gidgee timber has a very fine grain and can be highly figured. The indigenous Kalkadoon people made nulla nulla's, shields, boomerangs, swords and clapsticks from gidgee’s rich, brown wood. It is popular today for knife making, turned bowls, pens and jewellery boxes and recently musical instrument makers have begun using it.
Each timber pencil we create is one of a kind and is created by an artisan who hand turns each pencil on a lathe in North Brisbane. Using a meticulous thirteen step sanding process, and 10 coast of CA we highlight the timber and create an exceptional, durable and shiny finish.
The classy and functional Stratus mechanical pencil features quality gunmetal grey fittings. It has a heavy-duty, sturdy and reliable 2mm lead which makes it perfect for your desk, workshop, drafting table or studio. It includes an eraser and sharpener in the cap plunger and a 2mm pencil lead. The top, when unscrewed from the pencil, features an internal sharpener to renew the point. You can buy additional pencil leads below.
This pencil comes in a protective sleeve. You can add a quality black presentation box, or engrave-able timber box below.
The Stratus is also available as a pen. A matching bespoke timber pen and pencil makes a lovely gift set. Contact us for a custom order.
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. Please let us know if the pencil engraving is for a left or right hander. 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, 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 Stratus pencil makes a great gift for: Artists and designers, architects and draughtsman, tattoo artists, illustrators, planners, list makers, teachers, graduation gifts.