Here are photos of some wood being shipped to me from Australia.
The wood is Gidgee (Acacia cambageli). This wood is in the same family as Koa (Acacia) but grows in arid conditions so the wood has a density similar to desert Ironwood. The Ringed designation of Ringed Gidgee means it has bold curly figure.
The blocks that are on the way are cut big so they could be used on a big fighter or possibly a matching pair of smaller handle knives.
I will be offering this wood both natural (not chemically stabilized) and some stabilized. These blocks will be priced similar to high grade Ironwood and Koa. So prices should range between $75 to $100 for a 6" x 2&1/2" x 1&1/4" nicely figured block. Plainer pieces will be a little less and exceptional ones a little more.
If you want some of this wood make a post here whether you are interested in natural or stabilized pieces.
Then when the wood is ready I can send a PM letting you know it is ready. This is not a commitment from you, nor me saving pieces. Just a notification when it is ready just in case you want to get some. Some of these harder to find woods go away fast and are difficult to replace.
This is a log portion that was split to see what the figure is like inside.
A big pile of blocks coming my way.
Closeup of a few. These are rough cut but you can still see that there will be great figure.