Bristlecone Pine

(4 customer reviews)




During our first Kickstarter one of our backers put down a challenge in the comments, to see if I could come up with wood from the Methuselah Tree, the worlds oldest living Bristlecone Pine, and the worlds oldest living organism. While there’s no way in hell I would cut down a tree that’s well over 4,000 years old. Bristle Cone Pines, while not common, do grow in isolated groves just below the tree line all over the southwest.

So of course I made a few phone calls and found a very nice guy by the name of David Spiesman who builds beautiful furniture from the dead fall wood of Bristle Cone Pines. He agreed to sell me some of his stock. Some time during the whole Kickstarter fulfillment process the small branches I bought from him disappeared. So that lead to another frantic search that yielded a supplier out of Colorado with the only known legal permit to harvest Bristlecone Pine. They have the permit to harvest from a mountain top that was burned in a forest fire in the late 1800’s. So, no living trees are harmed and we can now get a consistent supply of Bristlecone Pine that is large enough to make polyhedrals from. bristleconepinepolyhedrals

Now for the really cool part. These dice sound like glass when you roll them! You see Bristlecone pines grow so slowly that their growth rings are very tightly packed, which makes for an excellent tap tone. That means the dice have a very crisp sound when you roll them. To preserve the unique sounds we do not clear coat dice made from bristlecone pine.

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4 reviews for Bristlecone Pine

  1. Josh G.

    I really want to know what these die sound like hitting the table. Would it be possible to get a recording of the sound? This is actually a huge factor in deciding which wood I will purchase.

    • Collin G.

      Yes, if it were possibly for you to post a video of you rolling these like you did for the teflon d20 it would be very helpful.

  2. mistercam

    Hi Charlie

    Would you be able to post a video to YouTube that demonstrates what these dice sound like?


  3. Jon

    I would like to add my voice to those asking for a rolling video. I’ve narrowed down to 3 wood options, and that could be the deciding factor.

  4. Jeremiah Sellars

    Just a question. Since the images do not show the die with numbers… does the final product have numbers?

    • Charlie Brumfield

      yes they do. we really need to update this photo. thanks for the reminder.

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