NATALIE ROLLERBALL: Gold/Camphor Laurel
The Natalie Pen is refined, elegant and classic. The unique design features a cap with a black enamel band over gold. The cap, with its multifaceted design, coordinates beautifully with the varied beauty of Camphor Laurel timber. The rollerball Natalie Pen will satisfy the most discerning of buyers.
As each of our pens are custom made from a range of stunning timbers, each piece is genuinely one of a kind. Camphor Laurel yields a beautiful, rich honey-coloured timber with a clean, fresh camphor smell that is perfect for furniture, carving, and cabinetry. The tree is native to Taiwan, southern Japan, southeast China and Indochina, where it has great cultural significance as a source of scent, oil and crystallised blocks for use in religious ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. It is used as a valuable timber for furniture and carving icons.
In Australia, the Camphor Laurel has a less respectable reputation. The 20 – 30 metre tall evergreen tree was introduced in the 1820s and quickly displaced and inhibited native vegetation. It was widely used for windbreaks and as a measure against soil erosion and as a result has proliferated on disused pasture along the coastal hinterland of NSW and parts of Queensland. It is now categorised as a weed and can easily be identified by its glossy, waxy leaves that smell strongly of camphor when crushed.
Nevertheless, Camphor Laurel timber is excellent for creating fine furniture. Its heartwood varies widely in colour from pale to mid brown and is often streaked with darker brown or red. The sapwood is very wide and pale brown. The timber’s grain is usually interlocked with a moderately fine and even texture. The Camphor Laurel’s extraordinary strong dark grain against a yellow base creates distinctive furniture. Our pens are created from Camphor Laurel off-cuts of parts used to restore antique and high end furniture pieces.
Beautifully presented in a deluxe leather pen case, our hand crafted pieces are built to last and make individual, meaningful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, events or that special someone. You could even consider this beautifully crafted pen for your next ‘thank you’ gift or as a gorgeous keepsake for special events.