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Laramie Knifeworks -- Walnut Burl and Spalted Sycamore Stainless Steel Drop Point



Knife Type: Gentlemen's Drop Point
Blade Length: 4 1/4 inches
Overall Length: 9 inches
Blade Steel: ATS-34 Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Walnut Burl 

Bolster Material: Spalted Sycamore 

Filework: On top of blade
Additional Information: The Walnut Burl used in my knives came from an old Claro Walnut tree orchard that was cut down and replanted with almond trees near Chico California. The burl from a Claro walnut tree is a growth in which the grain is radically deformed because of some stress or damage and makes small birdseye knots. As a result, Claro walnut burl produces some wild looking figure.

A Sycamore tree, often called an American plane tree or buttonwood tree, can grow to a massive size and grows in riparian and wetland areas. Sycamore wood has a rather plain appearance with some flecks. However, when the wood becomes spalted it becomes quite attractive. Spalted wood is wood that is in the process of rotting and has a bunch of fungi in the wood. The fungi makes lines pen-like black lines, in Sycamore, and results in some wild looking figure. The Spalted Sycamore I use has lots of pen-like black lines and came from a saw mill in South-Central Pennsylvania. This particular piece provides a nice contrast to the Walnut Burl.

Comes With: Knife Stand and Leather Sheath

Price: $200

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