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 functional mechanical pencil features quality gunmetal grey fittings. It has a heavy-duty, sturdy and reliable 2mm lead, and includes an eraser in the cap plunger. The top, when unscrewed from the pencil, features an internal sharpener to renew the point. You can buy additional pencil leads below.
Each pencil is created by an artisan who hand turns each item 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 timber and create an exceptional, super glossy and durable finish. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each wooden pencil we create is one of a kind.
This Stratus pencil is created from Australian red cedar timber. Australian red cedar is possibly Australia's most celebrated native timber with its very fine grain in reddish brown and fine dark brown striations along the grain. In the 19th century red cedar dominated the interiors of colonial Australia and was used extravagantly for fine furniture and joinery in places such as Government House and Sydney Town Hall. Unfortunately many of the tall strands of red cedar were decimated on the NSW coast during the first 100 years of white settlement. In 1795 it became Australia’s first export as it was not economically sensible to send ships back on a six month voyage with an empty hold. Red cedar is still highly sought after and readily available in North Queensland.
This pencil comes in a protective sleeve. You can add a quality black presentation box or an 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 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 Stratus pencil makes a great gift for: Creatives, artists and designers, architects and draughtsman, poets, tattoo artists, illustrators, planners, list makers, graduation gift, teacher gifts.