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Laramie Knifeworks -- Buckeye Burl and Curly Koa Large Brawny Linerlock

 

 

 

Folder Type: Large Brawny Linerlock
Blade Length: 3 1/8 inches
Overall Length: 7 1/2 inches
Blade Steel: "Hailstorm" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
Handle Material: Buckeye Burl 
Bolster Material: Curly Koa 
Thumb Knob Gemstone: An Orange Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions)
Filework: On top of blade and liners
Liners: Jeweled Linerlock
Additional 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 bluish 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. 

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 Curly Koa came from a storm damaged on the Island of Hawaii near the Kilauea volcano on private property and provides a nice contrast to the Buckeye Burl. 

Comes With: Knife Stand and Sheath

Price: $325

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