Handcrafted Pen - Rewarewa

Regular price $35.00

ATTENTION: This product is available for sale in NEW ZEALAND ONLY

Knightia excelsa, commonly called Rewarewa, is an evergreen tree endemic to the low elevation and valley forests of New Zealand's North Island and Marlborough Sounds and the type species for the genus Knightia. Wikipedia

Rewarewa is a straight, slender tree with a very dark brown bark. Older trees have fissures in the bark of up to 1cm.

The tree grows through lowland and hill forests of the North island t an altitude of 1000m, and some pockets are also found in the Marlborough sounds.

Rewarewa grows to a height of up to 30m and a diameter of up to one metre.

The wood is easily identified by it’s speckled appearance, caused by darker red to purplish medullary rays through silvery pinkish sapwood.

The heartwood is darker purplish-brown. This makes it an attractive finishing timber when used in small proportions to contrast with other timbers.

This pen has been lovingly handcrafted by Alan Berryman of Nelson, New Zealand especially for you. No trees have been currently harmed in the production of this pen.

Because of the nature of natural wood, there may be variations in grain and colour of each individual pen which makes each unit totally unique. Therefore there may be variations of colour in the pens from the photo shown.

PLEASE NOTE: The pen you receive may vary in colour from the picture shown but will be the same wood.

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