Custom Hardware - Rosewood burl
Custom Hardware - Rosewood burl
Grand Quatrain fountain pen - Rosewood burl
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Rosewood burl trancends beauty into the realm of indescribable luxury. This is wood is the result of a natural defect in the tree, which was generally discarded until a curious woodworker discovered the true potential of this wasted treasure. It has since become the holy grail to wood workers. The yellowish wood you see below is the younger sapwood, whereas the deep reddish brown is the heartwood which is older and has absorbed more nutrients giving it the rich dark color. Only the outer most layers of the burl allow for this magical intersection of color and only 5 or 10 pens per burl will be possible.  This is a true treasure.  I used custom Bronze for the hardware.  Special order item, allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
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