Large Brawny Linerlock
"Wave" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
Zealand Red Beech Burl
An Orange 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
Information: Red Beech grows on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Generally it is found on lower hills and inland valley floors. The
wood has a quite distinctive reddish color and the burl has
beautiful large birdseye figure. The
Red Beech Burl I use came from a well-known wood turner on the North
Island. This gentlemen collected unique wood pieces for over 30
years and I was able to purchase a few of his best pieces.
is from a species of oak called White Oak.
White Oak is native
to North America in the eastern and central United States and
eastern and central Canada.
Oak has plain figure but sometimes
the tree produces a burl in which
the grain is radically deformed because of some stress or damage and
makes the wood highly
figured. This particular piece has radical figure
provides a nice contrast to
the New Zealand Red Beech Burl.
With: Knife Stand and