Large Brawny Linerlock
"Hailstorm" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
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
Tamarind is a massive leguminous tree that produces a pod-like
fruit and is native to tropical Africa. This fruit is used
extensively in cooking and in natural medicine. The wood is hard and
strong, the sapwood (outer layer of the tree) is pale-yellow, and
takes a good polish. Because the wood is strong and durable it is
often used for furniture, planking on boats, and tool handles.
The wood can often be spalted. Spalted wood is wood that was in the
process of rotting and had a bunch of fungi in the wood. The fungi
makes lines pen-like black lines in the
Tamarind and results in
some wild looking figure. This
particular piece looks like tiger skin. The
Spalted Tamarind I use came from a well-known wood turner located on
the Big Island of Hawaii.
is a tropical timber, very dark in color with a distinctive figure
and a strong partridge feather pattern. The wood is heavy and hard,
suitable for flooring and staircases.
musical instrument makers employ wenge in their products. is also
reported to be a suitable substitute for Hickory for the production
of sporting goods.
is an exotic wood with a natural growth range to be the open forests
of Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, the southern regions of Tanzania, and
Mozambique. It is also found in the swampy forests of the Congo
This particular piece has figure like a Pheasant feather
and provides a nice contrast to the Spalted Tamarind.
With: Knife Stand and