This letter opener is handcrafted in my UK workshops using Oak and traditional wood turning tools and techniques. The wooden paper knife has a high quality gold plated trim with an overall length of 145mm and weighing 23 g.
The wood is mounted on my lathe and hand turned to round and shaped. Once shaped it is sanded through to 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of cyanoacrylate (superglue) are applied this is then polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. The wood needs to be sealed, a wax or oil finish is not durable enough to protect the wood over time from the natural oils and stains it will surely pick up from your hands.
These letter openers are hand crafted to compliment our fountain and rollerball pens for unique pen sets or corporate, 5th anniversary, father's day, christmas gift ideas.