Red Box Elder Mechanical Pencil with Copper Hardware

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Handmade. 0.5mm lead mechanical pencil with copper hardware. Pencil lead included. Larger bulbs on barrel, great for those with bigger hands.

Box Elder (acer negundo) is technically apart of the maple tree family (Acer genus). Sapwood is a pale white, sometimes with a yellow/green hue similar to Yellow Poplar. The heartwood is a grayish/yellowish brown, frequently with red or pink streaks. The red stain is produced by the tree’s natural defenses when wounded—it is thought this compound is meant to inhibit the growth of fungus (Fusarium solani) that commonly colonizes the tree. Much of the reddish coloring becomes a more subdued pink or brown/gray upon drying.