A handcrafted hair fork made from Mahogany ( Sapele ) and European Ash. The Mahogany ( Sapele ) has a rich dark hue and deep lustrous grain giving a very smooth finish with lots of depth. The European Ash, by contrast, is much paler with a gentle flecked grain running the length of the Fork. The dark and light design, along with a destinctive curl shape forming the top edge, make a very unique pin.
Sapele Mahogany comes from West, Central and East Africa. It is often used in furniture and cabinet making and as a veneer for marquetry. It is also used in the construction of musical instruments, for building boats and as a flooring material. European Ash is a prolific species forming a very important role in the ecosystem of woodlands across Europe. It was traditionally used in coach building and wheel-writing. Both pieces had a previous life as offcuts from flooring that would have otherwise been thrown away or burnt.
This pin is finished with Nutshell wax. The product is eco friendly and non toxic, blending selected beeswax, Larch oil and essential oils to give your hairpin years of protection. It also uses no VOC's, formaldehyde or petrochemicals.
We are always striving to improve our processes environmentally. Hand tools are used over power tools where possible and sanding etc. is kept to a minimum.