Damascus Drop Point
6 7/16 inches
"Wave" pattern Damascus High Carbon Steel
Box Elder Burl
top of blade
Ironwood is native to the Sonoran Desert and
is found in Mexico, Arizona, and California. The wood it produces is
so hard and dense that it sinks in water. It was typically used for
firewood and charcoal. The wood is not in immediate danger
of extinction but is a protected wood in Mexico. The wood I
use is from dead trees that are over 200 years old and is legally
sometimes produces a burl in
which the grain is
radically deformed because of some stress or damage.
This particular piece of Ironwood Burl is highly figured.
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 is dyed yellow to provide a great contrast
to the Ironwood Burl.