This is a very pretty slim threaded holder made out of Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale) with Partridgewood (Andira inermis) cap.
Genuine Lignum Vitae is quite famous for being "the densest wood in the world". The wood is also believed to have medicinal properties in its resins and chips; "Lignum Vitae" is Latin for "Wood of Life." The oil in this wood makes it the best self lubricating bearings for marine environments and was utilized for shafts and ball bearings in old ships. Official National Flower of Jamaica, the timber is now rare and expensive. What's more, it can eventually develop a dark green patina, one of a very few woods that just gets greener as it aged! Partridgewood got its name from the grain pattern that resembles partridge feather. It is another pretty dark brown timber with very tight grain.
The screw-on cap makes this holder extra special and ensures that your content is secured. The slim profile fits unobtrusively in a purse or pocket for the people on the go. This holder can be used to hold toothpicks, pill, snuff, sewing needles, cash stash and small valuables...Also serves as a nice gift for someone who seems to have everything.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 3-1/4"
-- All wood items were hand turned and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil were applied
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different.
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item, if possible
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (9.25%) for shipping to CA address