Hand Made Wooden Pens and Shaving Brushes
by Rodney Neep


EXOTIC STONE MATERIALS

This page shows some of the extra special exotic and semi precious stone materials that I can offer. I can make you a pen or  a shaving brush with these on request.

I keep a small stock of some of these expensive imported materials. Others are available to special order for pens and shaving brushes.

Some shaving brushes are already offered for sale in the exotic stones. I tend to use them for the Retro Deluxe Brushes, but they are effective in the Gemini and Aztec. Occasionally I am able to obtain the exotic stones in larger sizes suitable for Chubby, Retro, Gourd, Tulip, Dreadnought, etc. brushes, and I have some of those in stock at the moment.

For custom made shaving brushes and pens made from these materials please email me: brushmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk to enquire about availability.

Those with metallic veins are usually around 10 more expensive.




    Black Chromite with gold veins

    3 in stock for shaving brushes




    Black Chromite with copper veins

    Available to special order

    Black Chromite with copper web veins

    Available to special order

    Black Hornblende & Quartzite

    Available to special order




    Black Hornblende with Quartzite veins

    Available to special order


    Biotite Mica Schist

    2 in stock for
    shaving brushes

    Quartzite with black & copper coloured veins

      1 in stock for shaving brushes


    Quartzite with Hornblende veins

    Available to special order



    Quartzite with copper veins

    2 in stock for shaving brushes

    Quartzite with gold veins

    2 in stock for short (67mm) Retro Deluxe brushes



    Quartzite with gold web veins

    2 in stock for shaving brushes
    3 in stock for shaving stands, razors or pens.


    Banded Malachite

    4 in stock for shaving brushes
    2 in stock for shaving stands, razors or pens





    Banded Chrysocolla

    Available to special order

    Chrysocolla

    Available to special order

    Turquoise with Gold Veins

    Available to special order



    Arizona Turquoise (amber coloured veins)

    Available to special order



    Azurite

    Available to special order



    Banded Azurite

    1 in stock for shaving brushes



    Chilean Lapis Lazuli

    Available to special order

    Lapis Lazuli with Pyrite gold veins

    1 in stock for shaving brushes


    Lapis Lazuli with white veins

    Available to special order



    Pale Lapis

    1 in stock for shaving brushes




    Larimar

    Available to special order



    Honey Jasper

    Available to special order



    Jasper Conglomerate

    1 in stock for shaving brushes



    Leopard Jasper

    Available to special order



    Blood Jasper (Black veins)

    Available to special order



    Red Jasper with Gold veins

    Available to special order

    Pink Larimar

    Available to special order

    Red Jasper

    Available to special order









    Rare and exotic stones

    I addition to the short blocks of stone that I use for the short version of the Retro Deluxe brushes (on the left in the photo above and below), I now have a few pieces in larger sizes, which will enable me to make larger sized brush handles.















    Kenya Steatite stone

    Approx. 20 pieces in stock

    Beautiful marbled and banded effects.

    I import this stone direct from a small mine (actually it is just a hole in the ground) in a village in Kenya. With the price that I pay for each piece a family can buy food for a whole week!






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