Spalted Hickory and Ironwood Medium Damascus Drop Point Knife
Medium Damascus Drop Point
7 5/8 inches
"Crazy Ladder" pattern Damascus High Carbon Steel
top of blade
is a deciduous tree and the wood is hard, dense, strong, stiff and
tough. Its used whenever you make an item that needs super strong
wood, like skis, tool handles, drum sticks, and golf club shafts to
name a few. The wood is rather plain and light-colored but when it
becomes spalted the wood is mind-blowing.
Spalted Hickory is wood that was in the process of rotting and had
fungi in the wood. The fungi made swirly brown lines throughout the
light-colored wood and results in some wild looking figure.
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
This particular piece of Ironwood provides a
to the Spalted Hickory.