Ironwood is incredible stuff. Cocobolo is a great alternative, though.
Here are a couple of recent (this week) rehandle projects. One in flame maple and desert ironwood the other in ironwood with brass pins and mosaic that I made.
Kono HD 270 kiritsuke gyuto
My Hiro AS 270 in ironwood burl with sapwood I did a couple of months ago
Very nice Mike. That flame maple is awesome. That cutting board in the first shot is pretty wild too.
I like 'em all Mike. My fave is that Hiro though, a really sexy piece of wood. I've never tried a Hiro, but really want to one day.
No matter how high the throne,
there sits but an ass.
nice work mike9