English Burr Oak Wallet
A beautiful Wooden Wallet that is hand crafted from a single piece of English Burr Oak. The exotic nature of the wood and variations in the grain means each wallet is completely unique and the finished product is a result of many hours of work by a skilled craftsman. Your wallet will include its own serial number and can be inscribed with your name to make it a personal possession to cherish.
£315.00 Product code EBO
Wallet dimensions: 63mm x 105mm x 18mm
This may vary slightly during the manufacturing process
Every wallet includes:
- Your name engraved on the base (up to 16 characters)
- A bespoke spring to ensure contents stay securely in place
- Space for 9 credit cards or 18 average size business cards
- A high quality presentation box with shavings from when the wallet was made
- Supporting paperwork with unique number as provenance of ownership
English Burr Oak (Quercus) Wooden Wallet
Traditional English oak is an enduring wood that has great strength and hardness and is known worldwide. It was used in Viking ships and features as paneling in the House of Commons. It was the principal wood used in the construction of European timber framed buildings. Its many varied uses include furniture, flooring and veneers. Its importance is recognised in contributing to flavour and taste when used for whisky, brandy and wine barrels. Oak wood chips are used for smoking various foods including fish and cheese.
However, Burr Oak emanates from deformed or abnormal growth on traditional oak trees. It shows on the tree as gnarly mass of rough bark but when it is harvested and seasoned (a long and difficult process) it is shown to be a highly figured wood without equal in the patterns it produces. It has clusters of swirls and pin knots that combine to create an unusual and spectacular finish. The high natural degree of figuration has a mildly adverse effect on the strength of the wood but this is not recognised as a particular problem. It is used for fine furniture, marquetry, inlays, veneers and luxury cars.
Every English Burr Oak wallet is completely hand made and no mass production techniques are used. Our skilled craftsmen work and sand each wallet by hand and the results are beautiful wooden wallets that are completely unique. The option to engrave them with up to 16 characters adds further personalisation as does the unique number assigned to each wallet.
Each Wooden Wallet includes a custom made flat spring that cleverly holds the contents in place and allows easy removal for use. With this in place your wallet will comfortably hold 9 credit cards or 18 average size and thickness business cards.
Your wallet will be presented in a high quality box that contains the shavings from the carving process from when it was manufactured. Supporting paperwork includes the unique number assigned to your wallet, further adding to its uniqueness and personal appeal.
Note: Not to be confused with Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) an oak tree native to North America, which is known and marketed as white oak.