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Shittim wood (Acacia)
Cut in the Sinai Desert

 
 


Photo courtesy of  BiblePlaces.com
Photo of an actual Shittah (acacia tree) in Sinai desert
Note that Shittah/shittim is the singular and shittum is  the plural. 
 



Pieces of real shittum wood cut legally in the Sinai Desert.  Our source has only been given permission to cut
one tree and only a small amount is available. (See news below)  These pieces are 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" -5.5" long.  To understand more of why it is important see Exodus, Chapter 25 in the Bible Old Testament.  We have had many requests over the years so we are very happy to be able to offer these to our customers, probably just at occasional intervals when we can get them. Certification is not available from the source (we asked but they said it was too much trouble for such a small number of blanks). WE HAVE NOW MADE OUR OWN CERTIFICATES FOR THIS WOOD. THEY ARE BASED ON OUR RECEIVING THEM FROM ISRAEL AND THE ASSURANCES THE SOURCE HAS GIVEN US. REQUEST THEM IN THE SHOPPING CART.

Limited restock on 8/17

NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER SIZES not listed below. .
  

 
 




Shittim Light/medium color heartwood pen blanks
11/16 to 3/4 x 5-5.5 long. From Sinai desert.
NEW: Now available with a certificate on request.

Price: 14.50
Qty: 





olivewood cut in Bethlehem
(These are from prunings, Sustainable harvest)


 


Samples of pieces for sale.  These were cut from olive tree prunings in Bethlehem. You can request authentication certificates for these Bethlehem items in the "cert" box when you checkout.  The bottom area with the advertisement to buy wood from another company will be cut off in some cases.

6/16: We are almost out of cert forms, one cert per pen blank order sent regardless of number bought .

Olivewood from Bethlehem
3/4" square by 5.25 to 5.5 long
Price: $4.50
Qty: 






Photos of Bethlehem Olivewood 2 x 2 x 12, sold below:

View of 2 x 2 x 12's


End view of typical pieces.

Olivewood from Bethlehem

2 x 2 x 12 SECONDS with more defects than normal

They are produced with great difficulty from branch wood only and 
most have the center of the branch in them as well and have less lines then higher grades.
Some defects are usually in these.


Price: $
$24.50


Qty: 



Olivewood from Bethlehem, VERY GOOD GRADE

2 x 2 x 12
Very Good LINES
They are produced with great difficulty from branch wood only and 
most have the center of the branch in them as well. Small defects are possible in these.

Price: $
$35.50--out of stock for now


Qty: 




Olivewood from Bethlehem, BEST grade for lines

2 x 2 x 12
BEST LINES
They are produced with great difficulty from branch wood only and 
most have the center of the branch in them as well. Small defects are possible in these.

Price: Out of stock for now


Qty: 




Olivewood cut in Jerusalem
(cut from tree prunings, sustainable harvest)


 
 


Samples of the pieces for sale.  Cut in Jerusalem. You can request certifications of authenticity in the "cert" box of the shopping cart when you checkout.

Olivewood from JERUSALEM
3/4" square by 5.25 to 5.5 long
Price:$4.50

Qty: 

 


 



Carob Wood from Israel
(Ceratonia siliqua)
Carob is a beautiful wood mentioned in the Bible in Luke 15:16. The word "carat" comes from the carob tree seeds, which are very uniform in weight and were used to determine the weight of one "carat". The inside of the seedpods are used in modern times as a chocolate substitute.

Carob pen blank in DARKER color, from Israel
Price: $6.75
Qty: 

Carob pen blank in PART SAPWOOD/PART HEARTWOOD, from Israel
Price: $5.75
Qty: 

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Carob from Israel Click photo for side 2
Note that some pieces will have some little check(s) just like the Bethlehem olivewood. Dried completely. Pieces missing below are sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a third side view.

Click here for final fourth side view.




Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 12, from Israel
Piece B

Price: $18.00


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 12, from Israel
Piece C

Price: $18.00


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 12, from Israel
Piece D

Price: $18.00


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 12, from Israel
Piece F

Price: $18.00


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 12, from Israel
Piece J

Price: $18.00


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 10.5, from Israel
Piece M

Price: $15.50


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 9, from Israel
Piece N

Price: $13.00


Carob 1.5 x 1.5 x 8 5/8, from Israel
Piece O

Price: $12.50



 


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