Gidgee is an acacia timber prized for its strength and beauty and is Australia's hardest timber (and the third hardest timber in the world). Gidgee trees thrive in the arid outback of Queensland and Northern Territory. The heartwood is a deep, rich brown colour with starkly contrasted creamy white outer wood. Gidgee has a very fine grain and the timber was traditionally used to make boomerangs, sticks for digging, spears and nulla nullas.
This attractive and functional workshop / sketch pencil features hard wearing chrome fittings. This unique pencil is equally at home in the shed or an artist's hand. It is a clutch mechanical pencil with a thick lead that can be sharpened as it wears away and then replaced. This pencil has a wide comfortable wooden body approximately 1.3mm at its widest section. Click here for a selection of our thinner bodied pencils.
The extra thick (5.6mm x 80mm) 2B (approx) round lead resists breaking and is held firmly in place by a four-jaw collet at the bottom of the pencil mechanism. Just push on the spring-loaded top of the pencil and the collet opens so you can advance or retract the lead to the desired length. The top, when unscrewed from the pencil, features an internal sharpener to renew the point. Buy additional pencil leads here.
This wooden pencil is created by an artisan who hand turns each pencil 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 gidgee timber and create an exceptional and durable finish.
BONUS: This pencil converts to a pen. Simply remove the pencil lead by releasing the collet jaws, insert the pen refill and close the collet jaws. This listing includes a pen refill. You can buy additional mini-pen refills here.
Need it engraved? We engrave pencils. 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.