Gentlemen's Drop Point
8 3/4 inches
ATS-34 Stainless Steel
top of blade
are the tallest living trees on earth. In the mid 1800ís logging
operations took place in Northern California, where these trees
grow, leaving behind a bunch of stumps that were deemed unusable.
These stumps are now being salvaged. Most of this salvaged wood has been dried over a hundred years. The
stumps often have burl in which
the grain is radically deformed because of some stress or damage and
makes small birdseye knots. This burl wood has
an amazing amount of figured birdseye-- probably some of the highest
concentration of birdseye in any wood in the world.
Box 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 Redwood Burl.
Stand and Leather Sheath