The Fat Cigar Pen in Elm Burl with 24K Gold Plated Components, Parker Refill.
The wych elm (Ulmus glabra) is found all over Europe and even at elevations of 4,000 feet above sea level. The tree reaches a height of 100 to 130 feet with trunks as much as 10 feet across. The elm is suffering from so-called Dutch elm disease, caused by a fungus (Ophiostoma ulmi) transmitted by the elm bark beetle.
The wood of the elm is tough, moderately hard, very shock- and pressure-resistant, and easy to work. The precious wood is processed into veneers, furniture, rifle stocks, hardwood flooring, and wainscoting. It was also once used to make longbows and wagon wheels, spokes and frames.
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