Large Brawny Linerlock
"Crazy Ladder" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
Box Elder Burl
A Yellow Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and
means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions)
top of blade and liners
Brain Coral refers to corals that have
a spheroid shape and groves which looks like a brain. This type of
corral grows in shallow warm water coral reefs. Fossil Brain Coral
is from the Pleistocene era and is technically a rock. Since the
beginning of the 1st millennium, coral has been highly prized as a
gem because it was believed to have mysterious, powerful and sacred
properties. This particular piece of Fossil Brain Coral is black
with grayish brain-like figure and has cracks/crevices for
Elder is a fast growing tree that was often planted as a shade tree
and for windbreaks. The wood is plain but sometimes
Box Elder produces a burl in which the grain is radically deformed because of some
stress or damage and makes small birdseye knots. This burl wood is highly figured.
The Box Elder Burl I use in my knives comes from a storm-damaged
tree that was part of the original trees planted during the Mormon
migration to Utah.
This particular piece provides a nice
contrast to the Fossil Brain Coral.
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