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Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 12:07 PM
So here I am with a new start up business and I'm trying to figure out what kind of woods to get into the store that you guys will most likely want. So hey, why not ask you - what are your favorite woods for knive handle and what will you be looking to buy in the future? Thanks for the help.

FYI: I have some koa, satinwood, wild almond burl and buckeye in the hopper. It will take a couple of months to get them stabilized, prepped, photographed and on the site.

chinacats
02-01-2013, 01:28 PM
Wild almond burl?:doublethumbsup: Don't know what that'll look like, but sounds freaking cool!

Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 06:04 PM
It is. It's kind of a mottle figure with shades of green and purple. I'm waiting for it to dry then I'll have it stabilized, etc. Should be available in the spring.

cclin
02-01-2013, 06:16 PM
MALAYSIAN BLACKWOOD EBONY, BLACK & WHITE EBONY, Spalted Hackberry & maching saya wood :D

Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Guess your're basically a black and white kind a guy. Thanks for the input. By the way, everyone, I intend to keep track of these and I'll publish a list of the top ten in a month or so.

knyfeknerd
02-01-2013, 06:34 PM
I got some olivewood from Mark that is gorgeous. It has some spots that look like they are filled with resin or sap, something.........anyway, it's funky and beautiful. Oh and it smells like olives/olive oil when you sand it.
Awesome!

apicius9
02-01-2013, 06:39 PM
Olive burl, cocobolo burl and black ash burl would be nice.

Stefan

Dave Martell
02-01-2013, 06:48 PM
I'm most often asked to find ironwood (burl & straight grain), amboyna, buckeye, & koa. I'd like to see more of those as well as Honduran rosewood & thuya. I also love using maple because it finishes so nicely.

PierreRodrigue
02-01-2013, 06:48 PM
High grade ironwood burls, cocobolo, burls if possible. Ebony, heck it aint woods, but have you thought about synthetics? Carbon fiber, G10, polyester. Then a good stable supply of quality horn, and stuff for spacers. Why limit yourself to woods?

Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 06:55 PM
Olive burl, cocobolo burl and black ash burl would be nice.

Stefan

I have some olivewood burl, but it's pretty green so it will take a while. I agree it's very nice.

Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 06:57 PM
High grade ironwood burls, cocobolo, burls if possible. Ebony, heck it aint woods, but have you thought about synthetics? Carbon fiber, G10, polyester. Then a good stable supply of quality horn, and stuff for spacers. Why limit yourself to woods?

I'm not going to touch synthetics, not my area of expertise or appreciation. As for spacer, maybe I'll branch out someday, but for now I'm going to stick with the trees. Your other suggestion seem to be the favorites so far. Thanks for the input.

cclin
02-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Guess your're basically a black and white kind a guy. Thanks for the input. By the way, everyone, I intend to keep track of these and I'll publish a list of the top ten in a month or so.
these are two most beautiful wood block I ever see in long time! simple & elegant!!
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/KGrHqJoIFCpUG0eeyBQ0lGrGuw60_57_zps8285cf9a.jpg
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/639877240_o_zpsffa67078.jpg

Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 07:09 PM
There was a piece of Malaysian Blackwood that I bid on a couple of months ago and didn't get. It was in this class, absolutely breathtaking. I was going to put in on the mantlepiece as a work of art. Still kick myself for not getting that baby.

apicius9
02-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Tricky stuff, though, that black & white ebony, very prone to cracking.

Stefan

kalaeb
02-01-2013, 07:09 PM
High grade ironwood here.

Mingooch
02-01-2013, 07:21 PM
snakewood, black palm, koa, buckeye, ironwood, almost anthing in burl... higher quality the better

Burl Source
02-01-2013, 08:33 PM
Tricky stuff, though, that black & white ebony, very prone to cracking.
Stefan
Stefan put it nicely.
The block shown in the photo is end grain. Likes to crack.
Dry pieces cut lengthwise take stabilizing very well and are less prone to crack and warp.
If you can get more of the Afzelia XLay I would suggest that. Especially the high grade figured pieces.
The pieces with clean color and even figure on both faces sells for up to $600 a board foot.
High grade ironwood burl will sell almost as fast as you post it. I mean the real Desert Ironwood from Arizona and Mexico.

sachem allison
02-01-2013, 08:52 PM
stabilized pinecone

Dream Burls
02-01-2013, 10:35 PM
What is stabilized pinecone? Never heard of it.

sachem allison
02-01-2013, 11:18 PM
here you go

http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=44260

kalaeb
02-01-2013, 11:21 PM
Like this Son?

This is my edc with pine cone:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0372_zps60d6c0be.jpg

Not necessarily stabilized so much are resin impregnated?

sachem allison
02-01-2013, 11:24 PM
very similar but, finished the other way so that you can see the heart of the pinecone. This would make a pretty cool wa handle.

Johnny.B.Good
02-01-2013, 11:27 PM
Snakewood (which I almost never see), Desert Ironwood Burl, Ebony, and Koa are my favorites.

quantumcloud509
02-02-2013, 01:04 AM
Like this Son?

This is my edc with pine cone:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0372_zps60d6c0be.jpg

Not necessarily stabilized so much are resin impregnated?

***! Thats awesome! I grew up around pine trees and throwing pinecones and making pinecone fires. That knife is frickin sweet.

Drumjockey
02-02-2013, 02:38 AM
Never seen thuya, do you have a pic?

sachem allison
02-02-2013, 02:42 AM
http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index....ttach_id=44260

cclin
02-02-2013, 03:05 AM
Never seen thuya, do you have a pic?

here you go & Thuya smell very nice!!
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/20130201_230120_zps6e75aea0.jpg

sachem allison
02-02-2013, 03:11 AM
here you go

http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=44260



thanks for fixing this guys.

Twistington
02-02-2013, 03:20 AM
Desert ironwood, cocobolo in all shapes and sizes, snakewood, walnut... not 100% in love with burls tbh(oh yes, I just said that).

Dream Burls
02-02-2013, 11:48 AM
Never seen thuya, do you have a pic?

You can go to my site and see the one I have for sale.

Dream Burls
02-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Desert ironwood, cocobolo in all shapes and sizes, snakewood, walnut... not 100% in love with burls tbh(oh yes, I just said that).

Great list Twist. Snakewood might be the most expensive wood out there now. As for burls, whatever floats you boat.

Dream Burls
02-02-2013, 11:58 AM
thanks for fixing this guys.

Very interesting. Never come across this. Really works with a hunting knife, might be a little busy for a kitchen knife.

Dream Burls
02-04-2013, 12:47 PM
Thought I'd give everyone an update on where your preferences are. About a dozen of you have voiced your opinions, and so far Desert Ironwood is well in the lead with 6 votes. Following in a four way tie with three votes each are Cocobola, Snakewood, Ebony and Koa. By the way, you can list more than one you're interested in. If anyone else wants to voice their opinion or add to anything they've listed already go ahead and I'll update the findings in about a week. Thanks for the input, this will be helpful to me for my future purchases.

stevenStefano
02-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Spalted hackberry looks great and doesn't seem to be so common

Dream Burls
02-04-2013, 04:29 PM
That's one vote for spalted hackberry. I'm surprised that so far Walnut and Amboyna each got one vote. I though you guys liked these wood, especially Amboyna.

Dream Burls
02-15-2013, 12:12 AM
Well, no one else chimed in, so the previous list stands and shows that you guys prefer Desert Ironwood with Koa, Cocobola, Snakewood and Ebony following. It's easy to understand why Ironwood is so popular. It's my favorite too. I'm surprised though that Redwood, Teak and Maple were not mentioned more. Anyway, I'll try to focus a bit more on these woods as I make additional purchases.

Amon-Rukh
02-23-2013, 03:08 AM
Well I know I'm late the party, but for what it's worth, I really like amboyna, buckeye, maple and box elder. I would probably say that snakewood is one of my least favorites, but since a lot of other people seem to like it, you should probably ignore me on that one. ;)