Long Wave Mechanical Pencil in Amboyna Burl
One long, uninterrupted handle that shows the grain flow through from tip to tail. The click action is quick and solid, and the 10K gold plating really sets off your turning blank nicely. This piece has a beautiful two tone color with orange swirls, eyes and gorgeous figure.
One of the most splendid burls, Amboyna Burl is an exotic wood that is one of about 60 in the Pterocarpus genus, which is reported to consist of small to large trees distributed throughout the tropics. Pterocarpus indicus is reported to be indigenous to Malaysia, but is also found in the Philippines, Borneo, Burma, New Guinea, and the Malay Archipelago. The bending strength of air-dried wood of the species is similar to that of Teak, which is considered to be strong.
The name is derived from Ambon Island in Indonesia, where much of the figured wood is believed to have been initially exported. Amboyna is among the most expensive and sought-after of all burls.