The wood is Buxus sempervirens. It is a slow growth tree and this gives the wood a remarkable hardness(possibly the hardest in Europe) and heaviness. It is free of grain produced by growth rings, making it ideal for cabinet-making, the crafting of clarinets, engraving, marquetry, woodturning, tool handles, mallet heads and as a substitute for ivory. Dark spots are natural shades for this kind of wood.
The size of this object is quite important and the choice must be pondered. Its length is 23 cm, diameter from 4,5 to 5,5 cm., weight about 430 gr. That proves the consistency and hardness. It took 100 years the tree to have such a growth, this gives the object an inestimable value.
L'albero m'è penetrato nelle mani,
La sua linfa m'è ascesa nelle braccia,
L'albero m'è cresciuto nel seno -
I rami spuntano da me come braccia.
Sei violette trascorse dal vento -
Creatura - alta tanto - tu sei,
E tutto questo è follia al mondo.
The wood retains it's natural properties over the passage of time. As there are no chemicals used in the production of our dildos, the surfaces are completely hypoallergenic and will retain the natural feel of wood. Only sunflower oil and beeswax are employed to give a smooth glassy finish, which can be washed with soap and warm water.
Each dildo is completely unique and entirely made by hand. Any imperfections are down to the natural grain in the wood itself.