I just received a new order of woods that I will be making pens and pencils from these new materials. I will also be making some .30 cal bolt action pens. Check back often to see my newest creations.
Here is a list of the woods that I currently offer as well as descriptions:
Black Palm Black Palm and Red Palm are interesting woods which come from the outer hardened area of a type of palm tree. While the wood is called black or red, it actually has black or red flecks on a light or deep tan background. Sometimes the flecks are very close together and the piece looks almost black or reddish. Comes from Tropical Asia and Africa.
Chakte Viga has a nice orange-red color that darkens with time and often is strongly iridescent. Comes from tropical areas of Mexico and Central America.
Katalox Heartwood is dark reddish brown to nearly black, sometimes with a strong purple hue. Comes from : Southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.
Bocote Reddish to dark brown with irregular black streaks. Comes from Mexico, Central and South America.
Chechen an exotic Mexican wood with a wide range of color variation from dark chocolate to light butterscotch colors. Chechen has an irregular grain pattern, and coupled with the color variety it makes fantastic finished pieces.
Osage Orange This wood comes from South Central United States and is golden to bright yellow, which inevitably ages to a darker medium brown with time: primarily due to exposure to ultraviolet light.
Red Heart Brilliant bright red color darkens with age. Fine, even texture with straight grain. Comes from Central America
Granadillo Prized for its reddish brown coloring that routinely includes blacks, violets and oranges mixed in; it has proven itself time and again as a premiere choice for both musical instruments and furniture alike. Native to seasonally dry regions of Africa from Senegal east to Eritrea and south to the north-eastern parts of South Africa
Bethlehem Olivewood Olivewood trees from the ancient city of Bethlehem, Israel (also known as Roman trees) have been bearing fruit since the time of the Romans. Many religious, historical and artistic articles are made from this beautiful ancient wood. Each piece of wood comes with a certificate of authenticity and labels . Please note that no tree was damaged or destroyed in the process of harvesting this wood.
Zebrawood Pale yellow to tan with dark browbn to black variegated striping. Medium to coarse wavy interlocking grain. From West Coast of Aftrica.
Paduak Bright Orange-Red when miled and darkens to purplish red or blood red with some dark streaks. Comes from Central and West Africa.
Rosewood A true rosewood that varies in color from deep brownish purple to light brown with straight to interlocking grain. Comes mostly from Central America.
Indian Rosewood Heartwood of East Indian Rosewood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown. Comes from India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia
Bamboo Generally a uniform and pale yellow to almost white. Live bamboo that has been left standing too long frequently develops fungal decay, discoloring the wood with brown or black streaks and patches. Most timber-producing bamboos are from south Asia
Cocobolo A true rosewood that varies in color from yellowish orange to deep red to reddish brown. From Central America and Mexico