Gentlemen's Drop Point
8 15/16 inches
ATS-34 Stainless Steel
top of blade
Koa is a large tree that is
native to Hawaii. Historically, Koa was used to make outrigger
canoes and surfboards. The wood is reddish and is now used for
furniture and musical instruments. Koa is a scarce wood because most
Koa forests have been turned into pasture and animals love to eat
the seedlings. Now most of the Koa comes from dead or dying trees on
private property. Koa can take on a curly appearance which look like
3-D ripples or waves in the
grain pattern. Curly Koa is highly desirable, scarce, expensive, and
used in high dollar guitars with some guitars fetching $3,000 and
more. Fender guitar made a limited edition models of the Telecaster
and Stratocaster in 2006. The Koa I use in my knives is of the
highest grade and has a large amount of 3-D curls. This Koa came
from a storm damaged on the Island of Hawaii near the Kilauea
volcano on private property.
This particular piece has great
striped figure with 3-D Chatoyance throughout.
Ebony is a super dense black wood that will sink in water. The
wood takes on a beautiful smooth finish when polished and can
sometimes have brownish colored streaks. Ebony is considered an
ornamental wood and historically was used for the black keys of a
piano. Cameroon ebony comes from the Western Africa nation of
Cameroon and was legally obtained.
This wood is one of the most expensive of all woods.
piece provides a nice contrast to the Curly Koa.
Stand and Leather Sheath