Recognizing that the surface checks on most of these pieces make them less than desirable, I've lowered the prices on the blanks that are already in the store and will be adding nine more blanks tomorrow at similarly low prices. These blanks will make great practice pieces and, if you don't mind a filled in check here and there, you can have a great handle at a fraction of the cost this species typically commands. If these blanks were perfect they would be selling for $40 to $60. They're going for $15 to $20, depending on size and relative quality.