There is something very special about the kind of cork we use. In the cork industry they call it “Delgado” which strictly translated means thin or slender. These thin barked trees are not as common as the thick bark trees making it very rare and highly sought after. Since the cork bark is natural thinner and denser it has many advantages over the thicker cork bark.
Advantages with Delgado:
- Firstly, the pores are much smaller so there is almost no need for filler at all.
- No need for rubber-cork endings making the handle even lighter and still very durable.
- Since the “Delgado” trees are slower growth, the density of the cork material itself is slightly higher resulting in increased transmission of vibration between the blank and the cork, giving you better direct contact with the rod.
It’s green with Delgado Cork:
It regenerates every 9 years, so it is completely renewable. The best part is that not only is it renewable, but harvesting the cork bark is actually beneficial to the tree itself in terms of lifespan because if left unharvest the cork bark can grow too thick and choke the tree resulting in premature death. Harvesting the cork don’t just allow the tree to live longer, stripping the bark also increases the amount of CO2 it can absorb from the air. So, it’s truly a win-win for the environment.
As to the Glue we use, it has no solvents or harsh chemicals in it and is also 100% Eco-Friendly.