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Curly Birch Handle Block, Extreme Grade, Stabilised

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Width:
2.70 (cm)
Height:
4.00 (cm)
Depth:
12.00 (cm)
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  • Curly Birch Handle Block, Extreme Grade, Stabilised
  • Curly Birch Handle Block, Extreme Grade, Stabilised
  • Curly Birch Handle Block, Extreme Grade, Stabilised
  • Curly Birch Handle Block, Extreme Grade, Stabilised

Description

Stabilised Curly Birch Knife Block

The most exquisite handle material from Scandinavia. 

It only grows in a cold,narrow band of the world, we buy ours from Finland.

The "curly" name comes from the twisted grains, giving each piece it's unique look.

 

Curly birch is traditionally used in knife handles in Scandinavia due to the high level of contrast and play in the wood. 

The wood is white or pale, with fine stable grains that can easily be worked.

It starts out looking not all that exciting but with grain waves and inclusions visible, then when finishing with fine sandpaper (1200 or more), the grains suddenly pop out!

 

These pieces are stabilised with resin, to make them impervious to water, oil or most other things.

The stabilized pieces are not as pale as the natural pieces, with a more golden sheen.

 

See CreativeMan.com.au for more projects kits and pieces

 

An example with stabilised curly birch:

Åge Fjeldberg from Norway (on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/age.fjeldberg )

Blade is from Steen Nielsen, sheath is half-tanned leather.

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1 Review

  • 5
    Good wood

    Posted by Don on 2nd Jan 2017

    Beautiful wood, easy to cut & drill. harder than I imagined. looks great when polished

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