This is some Koa that came from a friend that I have never met in person.
The way we know each other is because of a shared fondness for good Koa and custom knives.
Every once in a while I would email photos when I got really good Koa, and he would one up me by sending photos of pieces in his stash.
Other than that we have very little in common.
A few months ago this friend offered me a portion of his Koa stash at a reasonable price.
This is some of the Koa he had been collecting over the years.
I think I am going to owe this guy favors for the rest of my life.
This is some of the Koa that just came back from getting stabilized.
Seeing the wood before sanding, I knew it was going to be good.
But this is even better than I had expected.