Redwood Burl | Vertex Pen and Pencil


A beautiful, handmade pen and pencil set, crafted from figured redwood burl, and finished with a crystal-clear gloss finish.

This handmade pen and pencil set was turned from beautiful redwood burl. This figured wood has swirls of grain pattern in the traditional deep red of coast redwoods. We collected this incredible material in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California from trees that had fallen due to natural causes. None of the majestic trees were harmed in the harvesting of this wood.

Because redwood burl can be difficult to work in its raw form, we stabilized the wood with resin before turning it on the lathe. Stabilizing is a process of placing the dried wood under vacuum to evacuate air pockets, injecting resin, and then baking the material until it hardens. The final result is visually unchanged from its raw form, but the stabilized wood is resistant to warping and cracking, and it allows us to turn this otherwise fragile material on the lathe without risk of crumbling or splitting. The process is time consuming, but the final result makes it all worthwhile!

The matching pen and pencil are built around a Vertex kit in gun metal. The size is medium in length and weight, suitable for a man or a woman. A glossy, crystal clear finish shows off the natural wood grain. Each writing instrument uses a click mechanism to advance the pen tip or the pencil lead.

The pen includes a smooth-writing Parker style ink refill in black or blue…your choice! Ink refills are available in our online store.

The pencil includes either a 0.5mm or 0.7mm mechanism. Again, the choice is yours. By default we ship the pencil with 0.7mm lead, so please leave us a note with your order if you prefer 0.5mm.

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 6 × 1 × 1 in
Ink Color

Black Ink, Blue Ink

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