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Kauri Pen Blank 5-Piece

Item #152648
$19.99
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We took advantage of a rare opportunity to make a sizeable purchase of ancient kauri wood. The kauri forests originate in the Northern Island of New Zealand, and it has been scientifically proven that they were around before the Ice Age. According to one theory, they were knocked down by a giant tsunami and buried in peat bogs for over 50,000 years, where they were perfectly preserved from the elements that would otherwise have rotted them away. Today they are pulled out of the peat bogs through careful extraction, using heavy equipment for minimal impact on the environment. Although kauri trees are said to live around 2,000 years, and kauri forests can still be found in New Zealand, they are protected and cannot be harvested. Originally used by European settlers to build tall masts for ships, this wood is used today in a variety of decorative applications. A trademark of the ancient kauri: white bait. White bait refers to the deep, shimmering streaks of iridescence found in the wood. This particular grain is named after schools of New Zealand whitebait fish that emit a similar pattern when swimming in one direction. Kauri wood is suitable for furnituremaking, tables, musical instruments, turning and carving. It is kiln-dried and has the density of cherry with textures similar to basswood.


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  • Shimmering iridescence

  • Ecologically friendly no living trees are harvested

  • Ancient kauri is the oldest workable wood on earth


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    4.0

    nice wood to make into pens.

    By  wishbone

    from Skipperville, Al.

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    Comments about Kauri Pen Blank 5-Piece :

    This is a very nice wood to make into pens.

     
    5.0

    Great Looking Pens

    By  Jerry

    from Miami FL

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    Comments about Kauri Pen Blank 5-Piece :

    The Pen Blanks turned very nicely, The soft tone of the wood when finsihed is very nice. The KAURI Wood history makes the pens realy one of a kind and great gifts.

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