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This listing is for one (1) Letter Opener made with Ancient Kauri Wood and Curly Maple

Length: 8 and 1/2 inches
Wood Species of Shaft: Curly Maple from North America
Wood Species of Handle: Ancient Kauri Wood from New Zealand

I designed this Letter Opener with a classic shape that is sturdy and easy to grip. I cut, shaped and glued the wood together. The handle is made from solid Ancient Kauri Wood which I have placed on both side of the inlaid shaft. I finished it with a hand rubbed coat of polyurethane and sanded it to a very smooth finish.

The piece of Ancient Kauri Wood I used for the handle is a rich brown color with streaks of light brown that run throughout. Ancient Kauri Wood has been Radio Carbon Dated to be approximately 50,000 years old. It is being excavated from the peat bogs in New Zealand where it is believed to have been buried during the last Ice Age. It is not petrified wood; it is the world's oldest workable wood. It is considered to be earth friendly because no living trees are harmed when it is harvested.

The shaft is made from a North American species of wood called Curly Maple, or Figured Maple, so named because it appears to have ripples that "shine" throughout the wood. The piece in this Letter Opener is a light tan color with a few contrasting streaks of dark brown.

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Letter Opener - Ancient Kauri Wood and Curly Maple


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Ancient Kauri wood, Curly Maple wood, polyurethane
  • Only ships within United States.
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