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For the Love of Wood

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by silvaticus, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. silvaticus

    silvaticus

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    Aug 26, 2016
    I love knives with wooden handles. I know, wood is not the strongest material out there, and it doesn't look tacticool, but I still am drawn to it. I love the warmth of it, and the fact that wood makes every knife unique. Also, I think that wood - if properly cared for - ages very nicely, and gives older knives character.

    There is a thread on knives with wooden handles in the traditionals forum, but I didn't find anything here (and not only traditional knives have wooden handles). So I thought I'd create a thread for showcasing knives with wooden handles. The rules are simple: Everything that used to be a tree in its former life counts (i.e., stabilized wood is fine too).

    To start us off here's the knife with the most beatiful wooden handle in my collection: A Helle Fjellkniven in Curly Birch. Looking forward to seeing your wooden beauties!

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  2. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 31, 2015
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    Chen Duty re-handled in Spalted Maple Burl.
     
  3. silvaticus

    silvaticus

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    Aug 26, 2016
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    Some nice ebony scales on Böker Exskelibur II
     
  4. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    If you like wood handles then how about an Opinel?
    Though they are normally rather plain, they lend to being a good canvas.

    Unfortunately, this is not my work, nor my knife.
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  5. Moander

    Moander

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    Feb 7, 2014
    Nice thread idea, I'll play:

    Olamic Voykar with Desert Ironwood
    Fiddleback Forge Recluse with Green Curly Mango
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    Let's see some more!
     
  6. powerslave

    powerslave

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    Jul 19, 2014
    Zebrano :)
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  7. silvaticus

    silvaticus

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    Aug 26, 2016
    Nice contributions, everyone! Keep em coming!
     
  8. silvaticus

    silvaticus

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    Aug 26, 2016
    Good call, I indeed am an Opinel fan and have a couple in different woods. Will post pics once I'm back at my computer...

    But I'm no woodworking artist, unfortunately, so my handles are nothing near as fancy as the ones in your post!
     
  9. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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  10. Badhammer

    Badhammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Very nice. Here is my BRK Bravo 1 in spalted Golden Elder Burl.

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  11. Shotgun

    Shotgun

    Feb 3, 2006
    David Farmer. 1095 with Osage.
    It's a bit darker these days. Great kitchen knife.

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  12. silvaticus

    silvaticus

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    Aug 26, 2016
    Very nice, Badhammer. The B1 is one of my favorite fixed blades and it does look very nice in elder burl! I have a B1.25 in micarta, but am considering adding a Gunny in one of the nicer woods...
     
  13. knoefz

    knoefz

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    Mar 20, 2009
    I love wooden handles on my knives.
    My 'wood' was presented in the Spyderco calendar this year :)

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  14. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Knoefz congrats that is way cool!.I too am into wood. This a pic of my Case mini Trapper that I am modding to wood scales. What you see in the pic is Wenge but I have some Bocote on the way and if it has good figuring that is what I will put on it. I cut the Wenge on one side about 1/16 short so I want to make new ones. 20170611_150948.jpg
     
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  15. Bandaids or stitches

    Bandaids or stitches Gold Member Gold Member

    87
    Mar 17, 2015
    Here's my favorite wood-handle kitchen knife.

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    -Sean-
     
  16. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Better pic.

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  17. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Stabilized and dyed maple:

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    Exhibition Grade Turkish Walnut:

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    Desert Ironwood:

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    Cocobolo:

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  18. mbkryan

    mbkryan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 24, 2012
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  19. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 31, 2015
    Can you tell us more about that really nice looking blade? I can't quite read the tang stamp to do a google search. Both the blade shape and handle scream 'made by a user for a user' but the finish is beautiful too! Hard to see that combination often.
     
  20. d.r.h.

    d.r.h. Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Good ole Texas Mesquite ... one of my favorite woods.

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