I just had some - well, 25 pounds - curly maple and some quilted maple stabilized - no photos, yet, but I will offer a few extras to offset costs, so you will see them soon. Now I was just offered this really unique block of tubular quilted maple for a high but not completely unreasonable price. The pic shows it rough, not even sanded or coated, and I am sure this will make outstanding handles with a great 3-D look. Not sure what to do - how popular is 'plain' maple with you guys? Not that this is in anyway like the ordinary stuff... Should I buy it and cut it up? Should I have some of it dyed? Pass on it? It's 13-11/16" x 4-15/16" x 4-15/16" thick - Marko, you want to share some and cut saya & handle sets? I like maple, but I may end up with much more than I can 'handle'... Any thoughts?