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Letter Opener Koa (L5)

The Kilakila 22kt Gold, Rhodium & Koa wood letter opener is handmade with exquisite styling and matching components of the KilaKila pen.

Hawaiian Koa (Acacia) Wood of the Ali'i (Royalty).  In old Hawai'i it was “kapu” or prohibited for anyone to possess koa wood except for the Hawaiian monarchs and the ali’i royalty class. After the death of King Kamehameha,the kapu system was abandoned, thus allowing all Hawaiians to possess koa wood. Koa trees have a natural life cycle of about 50-80 years due to the natural occurrence of rot and decay. Trees are not cut, only fallen trees are used for the instruments, furniture, home accessories and crafts we see today. 

Banyan Tree (Ficus) The first tree was brought to Hawai'i in 1873.  It was a gift from the missionaries of India.  These giant, majestic trees have become symbols of historical importance as well as a place of many family picnics and fun. 

Ebony (Ebenaceae) This beautiful exotic hardwood is imported to use in our custom segmenting to contrast and help highlight the beauty of our Island woods. 

Lavender Gold Pearl resin brings a rich look of subtle color to complement these beautiful island woods. 

Please note that every item is made of all natural woods.  Although similar, no two will be exactly alike. 

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