- Mar 6, 2014
I have the new Froe in 108, and it has Walnut Dymondwood handles. What exactly IS Dymondwood?
I knew it was a laminate, but I was under the impression the "walnut" "cocobolo" "ebony" and etc. was the top one to three layers of laminate, not only for color(s) but so it has the correct grain. (lets face it, cocobolo, for example, has a difficult to duplicate variation in the colors on any particular piece.)
"Dymondwood" is the tradename for a product that was produced by Rutland Plywood. ..... the Rutland factory was destroyed by fire about a year ago. As a result, the future supply of Dymondwood is in doubt. Bert
There must be other suppliers of Dymondwood products, perhaps licensing the trade name "Dymondwood"?
It's been about a year now since the factory burnt and I have seen no change in availability from Buck. I always "ASSUMED" Rutland was the source since the trade name Dymondwood was assigned to them. I can't believe Buck happens to have a multi year supply of product just lying around with the lean manufacturing model.
I believe the burlwood handles really are" burlwood", not laminate.