Apocalypse Beech Wood Pen Box
Offered here is an unorthodox, "old fashioned" way of making a single pen wood box/case, made in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s. We call these boxes the "Apocalypse boxes", a true pen sarcophagus, as there is nothing else (box wise) that has crossed our path, which is stronger than these ones. We suspect that even if a car goes over one of these, it would easily hold without breaking a sweat. Unlike the conventional method of making such boxes from wood, where either there are joints or glue involved, in these boxes there's none of that, just plain and brute use of wood. The entire box is made out of a single block of beech wood, and the slot for the pen is machine milled into the block. The block is later paired with another solid block of wood in the form of a lid which slides over to securely close the box. Since most of this process was done by hand, the precision is not super high, however that is secondary to the basic function, which is a "cold-storage" grade protection. The blocks are later dyed to a darker wood color and lacquered finished for protection of the wood. The lids open relatively easily, but they don't glide freely, some intentional force needs to be used to open them, again function not convenience was the point of the craftsman. The walls of the block and the lid are 6-7mm thick (~0.28 inches). Since these were made somewhere in the 80s they are still here intact and with no deformation or wood torsion, speaks everything about the quality and endurance of these. The box can store any pen up to 145mm in length (~5.7 inches) of any thickness. And despite these being nearly absurdly simple, they look amazing since made out of wood and nicely finished, they look classy and warm and will belong on any desk or a shelf, even as a superb protector for any pen while traveling.
We recommend using these boxes for storing the most valuable pens. The box will give good protection against any physical damage, but also from moisture and other outside factors. Since the slots are relatively deep and wide, but also somewhat coarse, some padding can be used for a longer storage, such as a cloth or a ziplock.
*This listing/price is for a single box.
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