Pencil holder

Model 1

Pencil / brush holders are made by shou sugi ban technique, originating in 18th century Japan.

This method is preserving wood by charring it with fire.

 

Traditionally, this practice is used with Japanese cedar in order to weatherproof it.

 

The wood is burned until the surface is charred, and then coated with natural oil - causing the wood will last 80-100 years.

Model 2

Model 3