This handcrafted hair fork is made from Mahogany ( Sapele ) and American white Oak. The Mahogany ( Sapele ) has a rich dark hue and deep lustrous grain giving a very smooth finish with lots of depth. The American white oak, by contrast, is paler with flecks of dark brown highlighting its subtle grain. This combination is sure to catch the eye and makes for 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. American white Oak grows in eastern Canada and America and is used in similar applications as Sapele. It is notably used in the traditional profession of cooperage which is the crafting of casks and barrels for wine and whisky. Both pieces had a previous life as offcuts from flooring that would have otherwise been thrown away or burnt.
This fork is finished with Nutshell wax. The product is eco friendly and non toxic, blending selected beeswax, Larch oil and essential oils to give your hair fork 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.