Stabilised Irish bur elm stem with gold plated end cap. Presented in a hinged tin case with window.
Burr Elm can be pure burr or partly burred (burry) and is generally more richly coloured than the surrounding plainer timber. ... Because the grain in a burr is so wild and goes in many different directions it resists splitting and is fairly stable. It is more dense than ordinary elm heartwood and polishes well the wood in this piece was full of holes and needed to be stabilised and the holes and cracks filled
A magnifying glass is a convex lens that is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The lens is usually mounted in a frame with a handle. A magnifying glass can be used to focus light, such as to concentrate the sun's radiation to create a hot spot at the focus for fire starting which can be useful in Bushcraft and survival situations as well as seeing small things 😉😁
Gold plated magnafying glass
Stabilised Irish bur elm will gold plated end cap
Hand turned in our workshop