A burl (American English) or bur or burr (British English) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be environmental or introduced by humans. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope-like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark, even if it is underground.Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition.
Amboyna burl is a particularly expensive type of burl, costing $18.00 b/f to $22.00 b/f, much more than maple burl, for example. It comes from Padauk trees (Pterocarpus spp.) of Southeast Asia. Padauk trees are quite common but the burl is extremely rare. The amboyna is usually a deep red, although the more rare moudui burl is the same species but the color is from golden yellow to yellow-orange. The sapwood is creamy white with brown streaks. The common use for amboyna is interiors for luxury vehicles, turnery, cabinets, veneer, and furniture.
Featuring a custom spring pocket clip, this pen features a sterling silver tapered finial with black inlay. All of this fine detail is complimented by the single thin black line of the center ring, to give a warm, rich look of elegance.
Dimensions: 3/4" x 4 3/4"