These wooden Rune Stones have been individually hand crafted in France. They have been made from what the French call buis, or what we in the west know as boxwood. Because boxwood is a wood with a very fine grain, it is very dense, and is in fact one of the few woods denser than water. It is therefore very suitable for carving small pieces. The wooden rune stones are therefore of very high quality and are expected to last a lifetime, when compared to the many other types of wooden rune stones available on the market for much cheaper prices which will crack after several months of wear.