Gentlemen's Drop Point
8 11/16 inches
ATS-34 Stainless Steel
top of blade
Information: Buckeye is a medium-sized deciduous tree that
primarily grows in the Midwest and lower Great Plains. The wood is
rather plain and yellowish-white. However, Buckeye also grows in the
foothills of California where it often produces a burl. The burl is a growth in which the
grain is radically deformed because of some stress or damage and
makes small birdseye knots and swirly figure. California Buckeye
Burl also is usually spalted. This spalted Buckeye burl wood which
was in the process of rotting has a bunch of fungi in the wood. The
fungi makes a lot of the yellowish-white and blueish gray colors.
Buckeye Burl is one of the prettiest woods in the world because it
has lots of swirly figure, birdseye, and two-tone coloration.
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
the Buckeye Burl nicely.
Stand and Leather Sheath