Inspired by J. Herbin’s many travels to India, the King's Wax is made from a special lacquer formula that has been used for generations by remarkable people like Louis XIV and Coco Chanel. Each bundle includes one wooden handle, one brass seal, and five sticks of wax that should make 75 to 100 seals.
Note: At checkout, you can select any letter of the alphabet for the seal, and a wax color from Burgundy, Copper, Forest Green, Gold, Midnight Blue, Red, and Silver. M is not available for this drop.
Formulated to shatter easily when tampered with, the King's Wax historically acted as a security seal for royal documents. As the Kings’ wax is more brittle than other waxes, like J. Herbin's Supple Wax, it’s best used for adding decorative elements to documents, notes, and bottles, rather than for sealing the outsides of mailed envelopes.
To make a seal, simply light the wick and allow the melting wax to drip onto the paper. Let the wax pool into a puddle about the size of a coin. Because these wax sticks have a wick, it’s important you don’t use the melted end to stir the wax as you can damage the wick. Before you press the seal into the warm wax, make sure to coat the brass with a moisture barrier, such as a light coat of oil, so that your seal stays clean. Once the wax has cooled off a bit and becomes sticky, use the brass seal to press down on the melted wax. For an in-depth "History and How-To," we recommend this very informative post.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Oct 7, 2016 PT.
After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.