Spalted Sycamore

Spalted Sycamore

165.00

This pen is made from Spalted Sycamore. Spalting is a natural marbling caused by a fungus, creating a totally unique pattern. I highly recommend listening to this podcast: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/from-tree-to-shining-tree/ which gives new meaning to how fungus and mycelium work in forests. A bit like the internet of the woods they create a network for trees to communicate and even support new saplings by sending them nutrients! This pen goes through a process called stabilisation which strengthens the wood and stops it from warping when exposed to moisture and humidity.

 

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  • Dimensions: Length 167-172mm, Diameter where fingers rest 9-8mm, Larger diameter behind finger area 12mm. Weighing in at 25g
  • For care instructions see holder care
  • Includes gift packaging and numbered certificate of authenticity

With a bit of TLC your nib holder should last a very, very long time.  The metal on the holder has been waxed to reduce oxidisation. Over time the metal will age naturally, developing a richer, darker tone. You can choose to embrace this patina or to return it to it’s gleaming best by buffing with supplied polish and cloth cloth until super shiny again!