This is a Thuya burr letter opener handcrafted in my UK workshops using traditional wood turning tools and techniques. The wooden paper knife has a high quality chrome plated trim with an overall length of 145mm and weighing 23 g.
Thuya wood is from the Atlas mountain range of Morocco and is a particular favorite of mine for pens and woodturning as it is so beautiful with colour and figure.
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 same finish as used on my wood ink pens.
These letter openers are hand crafted to compliment our fountain and rollerball pens for unique handmade wooden corporate, 5th anniversary, father's day, christmas gift ideas.