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HHH Knives
12-19-2011, 09:56 AM
Hello, my name is Randy and im a addict. A burl addict. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. LOL :wink:

So yea, Thats just to funny, Some of you already have had a chance to get to know me and my obsession through threads on this forum and others! I am a BURL JUNKY. and Im proud of it! I've spent countless hours scouring the globe (via the internet) searching out the rarest and most beautiful piece.. And still even with enough burl to make knives for the next 10 years, spend a couple hours a day on average seeking ut that next amazing piece!

I would like to start a galley of some of my favorite pieces. and some that are still available. This will give you guys a chance to see some different species and possible find something that screams your name.. If you see a piece you cat live without. or want on your next custom knife. PM me! Im always happy to work with you to either make your knife. Or willing to part with some of my stash..

WARNING Im gonna warn you one time.. Burl and its beauty and mysterious patterns are addictive. If you find yourself all of a sudden wanting to buy a chain saw and cutting the neighorbs tree down.. to get to that burl.. Its time to stop looking at this thread and seek professional help... (call me) lolol I know how to do it without getting caught!

LOL Just joking. I havnt cut a neighbors tree down in weeks! . :bigeek:

Really the reason for this thread it 2 fold. I get to show off my collection and also to possibly take a custom order or sell off a couple pieces.. That way I can continue to feed my addiction!

Thanks for looking, enjoy the pics and please dont hesitate to comment or leave some pictures of your own. I LOVE burl and would enjoy seeing them!

Im gona start it out with a couple of Ironwood pics,, This species is one of my favorites, Its a very dense hardwood thats got amazing color and figure. But this is not your ordinary Ironwood. Its SUPER BURL! I have watched and waited for years for a chance to score some of this stuff! I swear this stuff is so hard to come by its crazy, and when you do find it, its sold like gold or silver, by the gram. lolol

Feel free to contact me any time. :) Thanks for looking and God Bless


HHH Knives
12-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Most of these pics are already uploaded elsewhere on the forum. But I figure why not get them all in one place.. HERE! :) Enjoy!

If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask. I love talking about these as much as I do cutting and working with them!

HHH Knives
12-19-2011, 10:20 AM
And a few more, Most of these are from Craig Stevens.. Anyone who has looked for woods for knife making has probably seen Craigs stuff. Its always amazing. Most of these are in my collection still and just waiting for the right knife to use em on!

Craig is a good friend of mine and my mentor. I have great respect for him.. And owe most of my addiction to him!

If you want a Amazingly beautiful handle, this is the guy you want to get the wood from! Unless you can talk me out of a piece! lol


HHH Knives
12-19-2011, 10:28 AM
Back to my current favorite........... Ironwood!

My favorite changes with the wind! lol But its normally the burl Im working with that week! :) These are Golden and the pics dont really show them as well I they are in person..

If anyone is interested in a set of these or would like to see them on your next knife.. PM me or email for availability..

HHH Knives
12-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Cut these up yesterday. and finished sanding them today. Ironwood, But not your run of the mill stuff! Its Crazy nice BURL WOOD!!:D

12-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Nice stuff Randy!

Mike Davis
12-20-2011, 02:15 PM
That is just mean....how could you tease us like that shame on you....Oh yeah...I will call you about a few in a min :D

HHH Knives
12-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Here Are a few blocks of KILLER Ironwood burl.

These are a Minimum of 5X 1 5/8 X 1 1/8 But most are actually longer and wider. But for the sake of this listing Im gona stick with the measurements I just listed. If you have a question about one of these and want the actual measurements. Please contact me through PM.

Price is 80.00 each, delivered in the USA I will ship anywhere. please PM me for shipping quote..
I accept paypal. and ship USPS priority mail.

Minimum size of usable material on each piece is 5 X 1 5/8 X 1 1/8"

Please post block number on this thread and Ill take it.. And I will contact you with payment info. and any other details.

Thanks and God Bless.

Block 102


Block 103


Block 104


Block 105


Block 106


Block 107


Block 108.


Block 109


Block 110


Block 111


Block 112


I just measured these blocks and all but 2 are 6" or longer. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions.

$80.00 delivered. USE all others contact me for shipping quote.
Post here block numbers here to secure you piece or pieces. and I will PM you payment details .

Randy, HHH knives

HHH Knives
01-01-2012, 03:08 PM
Post man dropped me off a rather large box of Craig's burl Saturday, then shortly after, My UPS guy brought me a HUGE slab of Ironwood!! :)

Who said there was no Santa Claus?

Merry Christmas one last time, and a Happy New year, full of wild burly woods! :)

01-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Post man dropped me off a rather large box of Craig's burl Saturday, then shortly after, My UPS guy brought me a HUGE slab of Ironwood!! :)

Who said there was no Santa Claus?

Merry Christmas one last time, and a Happy New year, full of wild burly woods! :)

Where's the pics!? Stop being a grinch!

HHH Knives
01-06-2012, 08:41 PM
Desert Ironwood Burl, Block 111 and 104 SOLD, Thanks KKF!!

OK I have 6 sets of Desert Ironwood burl knife scales. See Pictures above. $45.00 each Free delivery USA

Desert Ironwood Burl Blocks # 102, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110. Price drop to $65.00 each Free delivery USA

If your outside of the USA and want a shipping quote. Please shoot me a message or ask on the thread. I will pay the first 5.00 and whatever the balance is will be added to the sale price. Thats fair. :)

Johnny, Ill try ad get some pics this weekend! :) The Ironwood burl is spectacular. and you already know anything from Craig is awesom,e!! :D

HHH Knives
02-21-2012, 09:56 AM
Cocobolo and rosewood burl at its finest!!


HHH Knives
02-21-2012, 09:57 AM

02-21-2012, 11:08 AM
You've been sending your money to Craig again, I recognize some of those. ;). Great stuff,


HHH Knives
02-21-2012, 06:36 PM
Its a sickness! :D Stefan, I know you can relate! Yep Craig's stuff is worth every penny! I just got a box today in the mail with3 large blocks and 2 sets of Killer scales!!

02-21-2012, 07:44 PM
Funny thing is, I often don't remember people I met in meetings in my day job, but I usually recognize a block of wood that I have seen before. I probably shouldn't mention that to a psychologist ;) And I am waiting for a few boxes myself, very excited even though they are not from Craig :D


02-21-2012, 08:04 PM
I certainly remember that last picture, I almost bid on it!

02-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Hey Randy what is this one?http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got%20BURL/Stabilizedburl033.jpg

HHH Knives
02-21-2012, 08:31 PM
Hey Randy what is this one?http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got%20BURL/Stabilizedburl033.jpg

Maple burl.

02-21-2012, 09:03 PM
I'll tell you what it is- it's SICK!!!

02-22-2012, 12:47 PM
Cocobolo and rosewood burl at its finest!!

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got BURL/KGrHqZqE8WZNZl90BPQVOZ260_3.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got BURL/KGrHqRhwE8wQPlTwBPQVdCQ60_3.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got BURL/KGrHqVlkE8GnWvI0BPQVeTBc4w60_3.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got BURL/KGrHqVHJBkE8fwy2UqBPOdu5i2Q60_3.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got BURL/KGrHqNHJBkE8f8pvmeBPOdZPGBCQ60_3-1.jpg:shocked3::yammer::thumbsup::spiteful::angel2 ::fanning::surrendar::IMOK::notworthy::drool::begg ing::shocked::cliffhang::tongue4::helpsos:

02-22-2012, 03:49 PM
WHY, WHY, WHY, did I click on this link. New junkie here too.:no::wow::whyclick::oops:

Don Nguyen
02-23-2012, 12:06 AM
I'm a reeaaal sucker for those blue/green dyed ones. Maaaannn they look good.

mr drinky
02-23-2012, 12:11 AM
Maple burl.

I'd buy that piece just carry it around and look at.


02-23-2012, 12:20 AM
I am kicking myself, a few days ago I broke a piece of rosewood burl I got from Randy. It took a few days to sink in that it was gone, the knife I was putting it on is going to have a hard time recovering....great pieces of wood.

HHH Knives
02-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Kalaeb. What happened? how did it break? I probably can hook you up with another set!!! PM me

Yep These are some extra special cocobolo and rosewood burl pieces.. But the best part is there's a surprise piece on the way to me that is suppose to be "Exhibition" grade and be even better then these.. I didn't think there could be anything better!?!?!?

That Maple piece is SWEET! This is from a raw burl that I got a few years ago. Stellar curl and fire!!

02-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Hand picked these out yesterday, I am thinking these will be going on the HHH Blanks I ordered, 240mm gyuto and a longer Nakiri :) Maybe with a faux ivory ferrule?

HHH Knives
02-23-2012, 12:34 PM
Nice! I like them both.. But the bottom one is just ringing my bell over here. Beautiful burl my friend. Im sure they will look great with the blades. BTW.. Email me. I may be able to hook you up with a couple pieces of REAL ivory for the furrule!! :)

02-23-2012, 01:09 PM
Kalaeb. What happened? how did it break? I probably can hook you up with another set!!! PM me

My own fault, cracked while putting in a couple 1/8 pins. New scales are already attached. Thanks for the offer.

HHH Knives
02-23-2012, 08:08 PM
Bummer Kaleb.. Glad you were able to finish the handle.

Stuff happens. :cheffry: That is just the nature of the beast. But its how you deal, when it does. And it sounds like you dealt with it better then I would of.. I cry,:sad0: then yell! And mope.. LMAO!! :slaphead::disdain:

03-09-2012, 09:05 PM

Care to guess what type of burl this is? :)

HHH Knives
03-09-2012, 09:16 PM
Hmmm.. Im gona guess, Maple burl? Whatever it is, it looks very nice. could it be elm?

HHH Knives
03-09-2012, 09:22 PM
I just added a few more pieces to my collection! lol. I was feeling BLUE!

The block is curly Mango! Then 2 sets of redwood "Martian" burl! And finally "Deep blue sea" Maple burl!!

03-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Man, those are nice!!!

03-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Damn. That is mind blowing:bigeek:

HHH Knives
03-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Thanks guys! The Redwood is for a 3 knife set. And well the maple and mango were Just because kinda buys.. Because they were BEAUTIFUL! :)

HHH Knives
04-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Had a guy request a set of scales for a feather pattern blade. So I pulled out a few select pieces and sent him pictures. I have not heard from him in hours. Id say he fell out of his chair and bumped his head after seeing these woods! lol :)

Figured I would show you guys some of the pieces I selected for him to choose from!!

04-06-2012, 08:18 PM
Randy, better save some of those just in case you, uh, have to make another feather dammy knife at some point in the not-too-ditant future... :whistling:

04-06-2012, 08:18 PM
Really like the 5th one down. Definitely feeling the haves vs have nots thing with me being the later.:biggrin: You have some really amazing pieces.

04-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Randy, better save some of those just in case you, uh, have to make another feather dammy knife at some point in the not-too-ditant future... :whistling:


HHH Knives
04-08-2012, 04:00 PM
No worry's, I will always have a nice supply of woods for you guys to choose from!

HHH Knives
04-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Here are a few Burl handles :)

04-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Cool, that's some really great-looking buckeye burl.


HHH Knives
04-13-2012, 07:57 AM
Buckeye has become one of my favs.. Although sometimes its a PITA to work with. The end results are so worth the extra efforts!

HHH Knives
04-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Buckeye! :cool2:

HHH Knives
08-24-2012, 12:21 AM
More Buckeye!! :)

08-24-2012, 12:57 AM
Love those! Some great patterns!

08-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Rorschach tests anyone?

HHH Knives
10-27-2012, 10:08 PM
Cocobolo burl anyone?

10-27-2012, 10:20 PM
Is that old stash or did you get this recently, I saw there was some coming up a few weeks ago. Being broke sucks, I tell'ya... That looks great, still one of my favorite woods.


HHH Knives
10-27-2012, 10:24 PM
These are from my stash. I picked up about two years ago. There ready!!

I hears that there is more coming up from the same seller I scored this set from. Not sure if it will be this quality, yet know it will be good.

10-27-2012, 11:12 PM
Cocobolo burl anyone?


HHH Knives
03-19-2013, 10:23 AM
Thought I would re visit this thread.

YES. I am a BURL JUNKY! :D I spend countless hours and sleepless nights in search of these beautiful and awesome pieces of wood to use on my knives.. I took a few weeks and "went on the wagon" a self imposed time out frm buying burl or wood" Yet after a few weeks. I started having withdraw symptoms. and fell off the wagon this week! :D

Here are some of my resent scores.


Steel in Texas
03-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Wow is the sound of my breath as I exhale...

03-19-2013, 05:11 PM
Ok... There is drool all over my keyboard.... hope you guys are happy!


HHH Knives
03-19-2013, 07:04 PM
:D very happy..

I would say my work here is done. But finding burls and having a collection of the worlds finest woods on hand is a full time job!!

Heres one This is a LARGE block and I was thinking would be perfect for the next batch of HHH Paring knives.. What so you all think.


03-19-2013, 07:21 PM

El Pescador
03-19-2013, 07:26 PM

Steel in Texas
03-19-2013, 11:31 PM
Sold to the crazed Tex man...

03-20-2013, 01:40 AM
Lover that first one!

HHH Knives
04-22-2013, 12:47 PM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Got%20BURL/GotBURL001800x467.jpg (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/HHHKnives/media/Got%20BURL/GotBURL001800x467.jpg.html)

HHH Knives
06-12-2013, 07:45 PM

06-12-2013, 07:54 PM
I was to young in the 60s, but for some here this could cause a flash back... ;)


06-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Very groovy

HHH Knives
06-13-2013, 09:21 PM
Trippin! :)

06-13-2013, 09:47 PM
Yes, Yes I am trippin!!!

06-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Looks like a Jimi Hendrix poster.

06-13-2013, 10:13 PM
:Ooooh: Boy that takes me back to the 60s :trickydicky:

HHH Knives
06-21-2013, 06:45 AM
A few NEW sets!! :)

HHH Knives
07-11-2013, 02:25 PM
OMG I had to get these scales..

Honduran rosewood burl at its finest!

Dream Burls
07-11-2013, 03:04 PM
I'll say. This wood is really pricey these days.

HHH Knives
07-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Rosewood has and always will be one of the more costly woods. Its also one of the best woods for kitchen knives. :)

I have a weakness for most Rosewoods, cocobolo, honduras, etc. Or is it a addiction.. Yea. thats it!

HHH Knives
10-13-2013, 12:14 PM
Its been a while since I posted here, Yet figured as a GOOD Junkey I should try and keep this thread alive. :) I have secures some exceptional burl over the lst few months. Here are just a few. :P

Rosewood burl and Ironwood burl!!

HHH Knives
10-13-2013, 12:25 PM
And a few more! :)

10-13-2013, 01:03 PM
amazing! Makes me want to order a knife just to go with the wood, lol!

HHH Knives
10-13-2013, 01:52 PM
That is not a bad idea! :D

10-14-2013, 04:01 PM
I usually avoid profanities in public but HOLY Schit! Damn you come up with some beautiful wood Randy!

HHH Knives
10-16-2013, 01:06 AM
Its hard for me to say what set I like BEST. Any opinions?

Ironwood at its finest in my opinion! These gems are heading this way now! Yep Im a JUNKY. found these today in my never ending BURL quest!


10-16-2013, 05:38 PM
Here is a little burl I've got stashed away.
First some thyua19471
And some eucalyptus burl.19472

HHH Knives
10-17-2013, 08:02 AM
Hattorichop. The links dont seem to work?

10-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Its hard for me to say what set I like BEST. Any opinions?

Ironwood at its finest in my opinion! These gems are heading this way now! Yep Im a JUNKY. found these today in my never ending BURL quest!


those are some awesome burls!! I d have to say I like the one on the right a little better, more colour contrast

10-17-2013, 09:14 AM
Hattorichop. The links dont seem to work?

I added the photos from my iPhone, that's probably the problem.

10-17-2013, 06:38 PM
How bout now?

10-17-2013, 06:40 PM

HHH Knives
10-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Ohhh YEA They worked that time! Great looking burl!

10-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Look what you started Randy, I hope your proud of yourself!:curse:

HHH Knives
11-10-2013, 04:23 PM
I am! :) Only problem with helping to make more BURL JUNKYS is Less burl for me!!

I just secured some amazing X-lay! Blocks and scales!! I just love this stuff in its understated beauty.

Sam Cro
11-11-2013, 01:38 AM
Man them All look Awesome


11-11-2013, 02:51 AM
Nice score, Randy. You have all the great woods. I just missed out on an ebay auction today for a piece that went for half of what I would have paid while I was shopping for groceries. I hate when that happens... On the positive side, I am not buying any wood right no anyway :)


HHH Knives
11-12-2013, 06:30 PM
I have a few blocks and scale sets I am selling if anyone is interested!!

Shoot me a message.

11-12-2013, 08:03 PM
I would love to get that ironwood as the handle on my 240 pre-order ;)

HHH Knives
03-23-2014, 12:05 AM
A couple of Beautiful rosewood blocks I secured for future custom orders!!

And a superb set or two of Walnut burl scales I cut this week!