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Cutting charge for Scales

Cutting charge for Scales


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Cut choosen block in two parts and sand flat


Amazaque Endgrain EHL-Am-Xcut

Amazaque Endgrain

EHL-Am-Xcut


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 125mm x 40mm x 25mm. Part seasoned. West African

Amazaque can be brought to an exceptional finish.This timber can be used for high class worked handles and scales.

Amazaque Narrow EHL-Am-Wg

Amazaque Narrow

EHL-Am-Wg


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 125mm x 49mm x 25mm. Good for a set of scales and stik tang handles

Part seasoned. West African

Amazaque can be brought to an exceptional finish.This timber can be used for high class worked handles and scales.

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Ambonia Burl Light 6406

Ambonia Burl Light

6406


Price: 46.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 125 x 40 x 23mm.

Ambonia Wood is in the Padauk Family, the Burl is a wart-like growth on the tree, without being to wordy, its a non-life threatening virus within the tree, the grain in the burl can be spectacular which makes it much sought after by woodworker's. Ambonia/Paduak comes from Asia and African Regions. (Ambonia is in the Paduak family, much like Boxelder being in the Maple Acer family). Also, its not so much what Country, as it would be what Region, Regions can include several Countries and/or Hemispheres, depending on the type of wood.

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Amboyna Burl Dark 6488

Amboyna Burl Dark

6488


Price: 46.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block demensions: 125 x 40 x 25mm.

Ambonia Wood is in the Padauk Family, the Burl is a wart-like growth on the tree, without being to wordy, its a non-life threatening virus within the tree, the grain in the burl can be spectacular which makes it much sought after by woodworker's. Ambonia/Paduak comes from Asia and African Regions. (Ambonia is in the Paduak family, much like Boxelder being in the Maple <Actinic:Variable Name = 'Acer'/> family). Also, its not so much what Country, as it would be what Region, Regions can include several Countries and/or Hemispheres, depending on the type of wood.

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Premium Black Ebony TL-PBE

Premium Black Ebony

TL-PBE


Price: 19.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 123 x 37 x 25mm

Botanical name: Diospyros crassiflora

Origin: West Africa
Aged for 6 years
Other names: By country of origin; Camaroon, Gaboon, Nigeria etc.

Mostly jet black but sometimes streaked or flecked with grey brown. Hard and heavy with the capability of being worked to a very high level of finish.

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Premium Black Ebony Offcut or Spacer Block TL-PBE

Premium Black Ebony Offcut or Spacer Block

TL-PBE


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 52 x 49 x 95mm

Great for spacers or Neck Knife Blocks

Botanical name: Diospyros crassiflora

Origin: West Africa
Aged for 6 years
Other names: By country of origin; Camaroon, Gaboon, Nigeria etc.

Mostly jet black but sometimes streaked or flecked with grey brown. Hard and heavy with the capability of being worked to a very high level of finish.

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African Black Ebony Squares EHK-FR

African Black Ebony Squares

EHK-FR


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 34 x 34 x 125mm woulld suit neck knife handles and some smaller fultangs

Botanical name: Diospyros crassiflora

Origin: West Africa
Other names: By country of origin; Camaroon, Gaboon, Nigeria etc.

Mostly jet black but sometimes streaked or flecked with brown. Hard and heavy with the capability of being worked to a very high level of finish.

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African Blackwood EHWL-AFRB-B

African Blackwood

EHWL-AFRB-B


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Botanical name: Dalbergia melanoxylon

Origin: East Africa

Other names: Grenadillo, Mpingo

A quite singular material deep black with lighter brown streeks with a hard fine almost metallic texture dense and heavy perfect for a classy knife handle or cut as scales This contrasts very well with Mosaic Pins and metal dividers.

Dimensions: 25 x 38 x 125mm.

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Rippled Blackwood KM-BlW

Rippled Blackwood

KM-BlW


Price: 20.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 35 x 50 x 150mm. Some interesting rippled effects running through these blocks.

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African Padauk EW-AP

African Padauk

EW-AP


Price: 7.50 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 124 x 24 x 42mm. Part seasoned.

Pterocarpus soyauxii. Air and kiln dried.

Wonderful bright red to deep orange coloured heartwood with dark streaks. Heart dulls to rich deep brown on exposure to light.
Grain is fairly coarse and interlocking but cuts as though soft so is one of the easier African timbers to work with.
Creates red dust however well cut. Sands and finishes to an excellent shine and depth, especially with CCL polishes.

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African Paduak Spacer EW-AP-s

African Paduak Spacer

EW-AP-s


Price: 3.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 38 x 24 x 40mm. Part seasoned.

Pterocarpus soyauxii. Air and kiln dried.

Wonderful bright red to deep orange coloured heartwood with dark streaks. Heart dulls to rich deep brown on exposure to light.
Grain is fairly coarse and interlocking but cuts as though soft so is one of the easier African timbers to work with.
Creates red dust however well cut. Sands and finishes to an excellent shine and depth, especially with CCL polishes.

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Asian Striped Ebony TL-ASE

Asian Striped Ebony

TL-ASE


Price: 13.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 125 x 32 x 37mm. Good for scales and stik tang handles

Other names: Kayu malam

Variegated black with light brown stripes. Hard, heavy and fine textured. Very similar to Macassar Ebony with the delineation of the stripe figure being slightly less well defined.

Part Seasoned.

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Birch Root 6434

Birch Root

6434


Price: 15.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 118 x 33 x 45mm

This type of block has some great qualities, after shaping and first stage sanding it may be necessary to use some Zap a Gap to stabilise the surface. It is well worth the effort.

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Birdseye Maple TL-BEM

Birdseye Maple

TL-BEM


Price: 11.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 125 x 45 x 26mm

Botanical name: Acer saccharum

Origin: USA and Canada

Cream white with a reddish tinge, growth rings distinct and a hard fine texture. The bird's eye figure and how it is caused remains a mystery.

Polishes up really well and can be dyed to enhance the eyes.


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Quilted Maple TL-QM

Quilted Maple

TL-QM


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 29 x 38 x 122mm. Asolutely beautiful wood.

Quilted maple refers to a type of "figure" in maple wood. It is seen on the tangential plane (flat-sawn) and looks like a wavy "quilted" pattern, often similar to ripples on water. The quilted figure is only found in the Western Big Leaf species of maple. It is a distortion of the grain pattern itself. Prized for its beauty, it is used frequently in the manufacturing of knife handles and musical instruments, especially guitars. Quilted maple is an end grain figure that shows a circular pattern on flat sawn material. There are many terms that describe the shape and pattern of quilted maple. Aka watered, popcorn, tubular, sausage, bubble wrap, angle step.

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Birdseye Maple TL-BEM-P

Birdseye Maple

TL-BEM-P


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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The Birdseye pattern is stronger on one side, and more suitable for scales. I would recommend buying two blocks and cuting the best sides. The remaining wood could still be used for a carved handle.

Dimensions: 125 x 29 x 39mm.

Botanical name: Acer saccharum

Origin: USA and Canada

Cream white with a reddish tinge, growth rings distinct and a hard fine texture. The bird's eye figure and how it is caused remains a mystery.

Polishes up really well and can be dyed to enhance the eyes.

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Black Locust Burl  6468

Black Locust Burl

6468


Price: 21.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Sometimes known as Stone Wood. The patterning and burls are very three dimensional and would make terrific scales or a sculpted handle.

Dimension: 25 x 40 x 125mm

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Black and White Ebony Block  Shef-BWE

Black and White Ebony Block

Shef-BWE


Price: 17.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 129 x 38 x 25mm

Unusually marked blocks.

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Bog Oak TL-BO

Bog Oak

TL-BO


Price: 15.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 125mm x 40mm x 30mm.

Botanical name: Quercus robur

Origin: England

Dryness: Kiln dried
Inky black to very dark brown and with a significantly higher density and hardness than ordinary oak, bog oak was created when prehistoric forests were submerged under water and silt in anaerobic conditions thousands of years ago. This stock has been carbon dated and is 5300 years old.

The black colour is a chemical reaction between the tannin in the oak and ferrous compounds in the water.

Bog oak is one of the most difficult woods to dry. A very large percentage of material is lost in the drying process and this largely explains the price.



Black Bog Oak TL-BBO

Black Bog Oak

TL-BBO


Price: 15.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 125mm x 40mm x 28mm.

Botanical name: Quercus robur

Origin: England

Dryness: Kiln dried
The picture shown is lighter than the stock. Inky black with a significantly higher density and hardness than ordinary oak, bog oak was created when prehistoric forests were submerged under water and silt in anaerobic conditions thousands of years ago. This stock has been carbon dated and is at least 3300 years old.

The black colour is a chemical reaction between the tannin in the oak and ferrous compounds in the water.

Bog oak is one of the most difficult woods to dry. A very large percentage of material is lost in the drying process and this largely explains the price.



Black Bog Oak Spacers AL-BO

Black Bog Oak Spacers

AL-BO


Price: 6.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

These are off cuts from the planks we have sawn down, dimensions vary a bit 12 x 25 x 125mm. The wood is jet black and would make excellent spacers for all types of knife. Carbon dated to 3300 bc

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Brazilian Tulipwood 6438

Brazilian Tulipwood

6438


Price: 18.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 26 x 125 x 38mm.

Dalbergia variabilis. Tulip is also called: jacaranda, bahia rosewood, pink wood, jacaranda Rosa, and bois de rose. This rosewood is a small tree (shrub) that averages 2-10" in diameter without sapwood. Most billets are 3-5" in diameter as this is a rare species and is only found in small 1" or 2" lumber or veneer and is not plentiful in either. There is a prominent heart defect that prevents many clean boards over 4-5" in width. In fact the average width is only 2-3/8". Weighing about 60 pounds per cubic foot, the wood is dense and takes a very nice polish. Used for fine articles including knife handles, turning, jewelry boxes, and pens. Brazil

As used for the Seven Oaks Knife. See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/SevenOaksMain.html.


Bubinga EHWL-Bub

Bubinga

EHWL-Bub


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Block Dimensions: 123 x 40 x 24mm

Botanical name: Guibourtia demeussi

Origin: West Africa
Other names: African rosewood, kevasingo

A quality knife handle material.

Light pinkish brown in colour often lightly veined in red. Resembles some of the lighter coloured rosewoods and is often tinted to serve as a lower cost alternative to the real thing.

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Bull Oak

Bull Oak


Price: 18.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

28mm x 119mm x 42mm

Perfect for a handle to go with any stick tang blade or can be sawn and used as scales.


Mountain Camo Laminate - JWR- MC

Mountain Camo Laminate

- JWR- MC


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

A very easily worked material, I have carried out some experimental handle tests and it works really well with bottle shaped scales and sculpted handles.

Layers of laminated and compressed Black Walnut with Wenge forend tips dyed Black, Ginger Brown, and Green. This laminate is often used as rifle stocks. Treated with CCL oil and Carnauba wax it can look very different.

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm.

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See this rifle stock

Royal Camo Laminate - JWR- RC

Royal Camo Laminate

- JWR- RC


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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A very easily worked material, I have carried out some experimental handle tests and it works really well with bottle shaped scales and sculpted handles.

Layers of laminated and compressed Black Walnut with Wenge forend tips dyed Black, Red, and Green. This laminate is often used as rifle stocks. Treated with CCL oil and Carnauba wax it can look very different.

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm.

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See this Rifle Stock

Orange and Black Laminate JWR-OB

Orange and Black Laminate

JWR-OB


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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A very easily worked material, I have carried out some experimental handle tests and it works really well with bottle shaped scales and sculpted handles.

Layers of laminated and compressed Black Walnut with Wenge forend tips dyed Orange. This laminate is often used as rifle stocks. Treated with CCL oil and Carnauba wax it can look very different.

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm.

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See this laminate used on a rifle stock

Camphor WCA4424

Camphor

WCA4424


Price: 10.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 123mm x 40mm x 25mm. Part seasoned.

Camphor Wood. An evergreen of the Laurel family - very aromatic. The burls are very rare. The tree grows to heights of 100 feet with diameters of 2-4 feet. The heartwood is a light yellow-brown, reddish, or sometimes light chocolate with lighter indistinct sapwood. It has a slender and delicate texture and exquisite patterns. It does not distort easily, works very well and takes a good finish, which makes it an approproate wood for knifemaking.

Bocote - Mexican Rosewood Long Grain TL-BMR

Bocote - Mexican Rosewood Long Grain

TL-BMR


Price: 11.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Size 120mm x 48mm x 28mm. Part seasoned. Very popular with knifemakers for its unusual graining.

See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Sandgate.html.

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Canary Wood Long Grain EW-CW

Canary Wood Long Grain

EW-CW


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Canary wood typically has a yellowish color with streaks of orange red. Often used when making fine wood pens and knife handles

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm.

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Canary Wood End Grain EW-CW

Canary Wood End Grain

EW-CW


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Canary wood typically has a yellowish color with streaks of orange red. Often used when making fine wood pens and knife handles

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm.

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Cherry Burl6469

Cherry Burl

6469


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Size 125mm x 40mm x 25mm. Nice Blocks

Cocobolo End Grain TL-Coc-XG

Cocobolo End Grain

TL-Coc-XG


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

A block suitable for scales, spacers or a knife handle.

Size: 26 x 50 x 125mm

A true rosewood with stunning figure and colouring from light yellow to deep red or reddish brown to black brown.
Dense and heavy Cocobolo can be finished to the highest shine.

Part seasoned.


Cocobolo Standard Block TL-St-Co

Cocobolo Standard Block

TL-St-Co


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Blocks suitable for scales, spacers or a knife handle.

Size: 25 x 50 x 125mm. Thicknesses vary slightly from block to block.

These blocks have some unusual markings and if used carefully this woulld look stunning used on Fultabg blades, or a carefull sculpted handle.

A true rosewood with stunning figure and colouring from light yellow to deep red or reddish brown to black brown.
Dense and heavy Cocobolo can be finished to the highest shine.

Part seasoned.


Curly Birch Extreme 6502

Curly Birch Extreme

6502


Price: 24.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 125mm x 40mm x 25mm.

Curly Birch X Cut 6504

Curly Birch X Cut

6504


Price: 18.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

34mm x 48mm x 123mm

Makes a terrific handle see http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/BirchingtonLarge.html

Maser Birch 6515-B

Maser Birch

6515-B


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

25mm x 40mm x 125mm

Some nice patterns and ripples in these blocks

Maser Birch Log 6515-B

Maser Birch Log

6515-B


Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

38mm x 80-95mm wide x 490mm

Some nice patterns and ripples in this log (All sorts of possibilities) 6 blocks with plenty of smaller blocks for Neck Knives.

Cutting charge for Scales

Cutting charge for Scales


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Cut choosen block in two parts and sand flat


Desert Ironwood Standard Block 1 6445

Desert Ironwood Standard Block 1

6445


Price: 54.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 30 x 42 x 127mm

Not quite such detailed burls and grain, but still a great block for creating scales or a carved handle.


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Desert Ironwood Standard Block 2 6445

Desert Ironwood Standard Block 2

6445


Price: 54.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 30 x 42 x 127mm

Not quite such detailed burls and grain, but still a great block for creating scales or a carved handle.


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Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade Block 1 KKEXG

Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade Block 1

KKEXG


Price: 60.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 127mm

A great block for creating scales (with care two sets) or a carved handle.


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Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade Block 2 KKEXG

Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade Block 2

KKEXG


Price: 60.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 127mm

A great block for creating scales (with care two sets) or a carved handle.


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Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade Block 3 KKEXG

Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade Block 3

KKEXG


Price: 60.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 127mm

A great block for creating scales (with care two sets) or a carved handle.


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Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 2 SS-DIW-Blk-2

Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 2

SS-DIW-Blk-2


Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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The block was photograhed in strong sunlight to reveal its true beauty.

SORRY THE DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE IS VERY POOR AT THE MOMENT..................BREXIT!!

It now has cost to import this latest batch £60.00 per block... its the Shipping and British Customs that are making it expensive.

Dimensions: 127 x 40 x 25mm

Very detailed burls and grain. Quite Dark but very good quality.

Sold only as a book matched pair.

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Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 3 SS-DIW-Blk-3

Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 3

SS-DIW-Blk-3


Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

The block was photograhed in strong sunlight to reveal its true beauty.

SORRY THE DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE IS VERY POOR AT THE MOMENT..................BREXIT!!

It now has cost to import this latest batch £60.00 per block... its the Shipping and British Customs that are making it expensive.

Dimensions: 127 x 40 x 25mm

Very detailed burls and grain. Quite Dark but very good quality.

Sold only as a book matched pair.

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Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 11 SS-DIW-Blk-11

Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 11

SS-DIW-Blk-11


Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

The block was photograhed in strong sunlight to reveal its true beauty.

SORRY THE DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE IS VERY POOR AT THE MOMENT..................BREXIT!!

It now has cost to import this latest batch £60.00 per block... its the Shipping and British Customs that are making it expensive.

Dimensions: 127 x 37 x 25mm

Very detailed burls and grain. Quite Dark but very good quality.

Sold only as a book matched pair.

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Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 12 SS-DIW-Blk-12

Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 12

SS-DIW-Blk-12


Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

The block was photograhed in strong sunlight to reveal its true beauty.

SORRY THE DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE IS VERY POOR AT THE MOMENT..................BREXIT!!

It now has cost to import this latest batch £60.00 per block... its the Shipping and British Customs that are making it expensive.

Dimensions: 127 x 45 x 28mm (Great Value)

Very detailed burls and grain. Quite Dark but very good quality.

Sold only as a book matched pair.

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Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 13 SS-DIW-Blk-13

Desert Ironwood Grade A Block 13

SS-DIW-Blk-13


Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

The block was photograhed in strong sunlight to reveal its true beauty.

SORRY THE DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE IS VERY POOR AT THE MOMENT..................BREXIT!!

It now has cost to import this latest batch £60.00 per block... its the Shipping and British Customs that are making it expensive.

Dimensions: 127 x 37 x 25mm

Very detailed burls and grain. Quite Dark but very good quality.

Sold only as a book matched pair.

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Elegunus Ebbing

Elegunus Ebbing


Price: 4.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125. Taken from a large evergreen shrub. The logs have been weather well and some intial spalting has occured. The patterns that are coming out are similar to some of the outer cracked bark of Woolly Mammoth Tusk.

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English BoxRC-FR

English Box

RC-FR


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 24 x 37 x 125mm. Harvested in Kent 3 years ago and kept in medium logs. Beautiful creamy grain, perfect for a carved handle or cut into scales.

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English Sweet Chestnut RC-FR

English Sweet Chestnut

RC-FR


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Very well figured blocks. Sme block contain small burls which may need filling with resin or Zap-a-Gap.

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm.

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English Yew Cross Grain RC-EYCG

English Yew Cross Grain

RC-EYCG


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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I have managed to harvest many interesting blocks from a couple of large slices of Kentish grown Yew. The planks have be well seasoned and not Kiln Dried.

There are some blocks with the outer lighter sapwood layer giving some very interesting paterns and off course some great colour and graining.

Dimensions: 28 x 45 x 116mm. Suitable for scales and knife handles

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English Yew Long Grain RC-EYLG

English Yew Long Grain

RC-EYLG


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

I have managed to harvest many interesting blocks from a couple of large slices of Kentish grown Yew. The planks have been well seasoned and not Kiln Dried.

There are some blocks with the outer lighter sapwood layer giving some very interesting patterns and off course some great colour and graining.

Dimensions: 28 x 45 x 116mm. Suitable for scales and knife handles

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English Yew Burl RC-EYLG

English Yew Burl

RC-EYLG


Price: 15.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Some beautiful burls and patterns. There are some small inclusions that if showing when close to final sanding will need some treatment with Zap-a-Gap Medium.

Dimensions: 23 x 40 x 124mm. Suitable for scales and knife handles

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English Walnut Cross Grain RC-EWCG

English Walnut Cross Grain

RC-EWCG


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Locally harvested in Kent, well matured and seasoned,.Great graining

Dimensions: 26 x 46 x 116mm.

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English Walnut Long Grain RC-EWLG

English Walnut Long Grain

RC-EWLG


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Locally harvested in Kent, well matured and seasoned,.Great graining. Blocks will vary from picture shown.

Dimensions: 26 x 46 x 116mm.

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English Holm Oak Block RC-HO

English Holm Oak Block

RC-HO


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Processed and cut by English Handmade Knives.

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm. We can cut larger sizes if required.

Colour Natural with good markings.

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English Feathered Oak Block RC-HO

English Feathered Oak Block

RC-HO


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Processed and cut by English Handmade Knives.

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm.

Colour Natural with cross grain feather markings.

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American Oak Block PS-FR

American Oak Block

PS-FR


Price: 6.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Processed and cut by English Handmade Knives.

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm.

Colour Natural with consistent graining.

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English Feathered Oak Block Long Grain RC-HO

English Feathered Oak Block Long Grain

RC-HO


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Processed and cut by English Handmade Knives.

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm.

Colour Natural with long grain feather markings.

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Field Maple Burl RC-FMB-FR

Field Maple Burl

RC-FMB-FR


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Harvested in Faversham, Kent. The logs we have are well seasoned and could be stabilised and dyed to enhance the burling. Only a small quantity is ready right now as plain blocks. Dimensions 25 x 40 x 120mm

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Goncalo Alves cross cut

Goncalo Alves cross cut


Price: 6.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Goncalo Aves is a hardwood (from the Brazilian Portuguese name, gonçalo-alves). It is sometimes referred to as zebrawood or tigerwood - names that underscore the wood's often dramatic, contrasting color scheme, that some compare to rosewood.
While the sapwood is very light in color, the heartwood is a sombre brown, with dark streaks that give it a unique look. The wood's color deepens with exposure and age and even the plainer-looking wood has a natural luster.

Block Dimensions: 27 x 42 x 135mm Part Seasoned.


Holly RC-H-FR

Holly

RC-H-FR


Price: 5.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

These blocks have good straight graining and some fine lacing, good for scales and carved handles. Dimensions 25 x 40 x 125mm

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Honduras Rosewood EW-HR

Honduras Rosewood

EW-HR


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Botanical name: Dalbergia stevensonii
Origin: Guatemala
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: Nogaed

Pinkish brown to purplish brown with fine dark stripes. Hard, heavy and strong.

Used by antique restorers to mimic old rosewood and by musical instrument makers as a resonant wood for woodwind instruments and marimba bars.

Dimensions: 25 x 125 x 40mm.

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Honduras Walnut

Honduras Walnut


Price: 12.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 20 x 127 x 46mm.

As used for the Brissenden Knife. See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Brissenden(L).html

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Indian Rosewood TL-IRW

Indian Rosewood

TL-IRW


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 125 x 25 x 40mm. Superb for Scales and Stik Tang Handles.

Other names: Bombay rosewood, Bombay blackwood.

Deep purple brown to reddish brown, more or less striped. Rather hard and heavy.

The same tree as Sonokeling rosewood but having darker and heavier wood due to different growth conditions.

Indian rosewood is historically one of the main rosewoods of commerce and was traded alongside Brazilian rosewood for hundreds of years. Felling is now strictly controlled by the Indian government and logs are sold by auction to a small number of government approved bidders only. Export is also stritctly controlled by the Indian government to reinforce the value and precious nature of this timber so that it will remain available for a long time into the future.

Part Seasoned

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Iroko Cross Grain PBFR

Iroko Cross Grain

PBFR


Price: 5.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 25 x 44 x 145mm

Very Tight Grain perfect for scales or as a sculpted handle. The picture shows the block as treated with CCL polish.

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Kingwood CS-KB

Kingwood

CS-KB


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Other names: Violet wood, Violetta, Bois violet

Violet brown with very regular fine deep purple stripes. Dense, sold as cross grain, fine textured and with superb finishing qualities. Great for scales and scuplted handles.

Block Dimensions: 25 x 120 x 45mm.


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Jarra Burl

Jarra Burl


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 120mm x 22mm x 56mm as used for http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Maidstone-1.html

These blocks have some inclusions, we often complete the handle shaping process and then fill the surface with some bronze powder, rubbing down and polishing up gives a brilliant effect with the flecks of bronze.

Spherical Bronze Powder S&B-BP

Spherical Bronze Powder

S&B-BP


Price: 18.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Mixed with clear resign or Zap gap filler and used to fill in fissures in burled blocks of wood this looks really effective giving bronze streaks to handles.

40ml when packed.

Roupala Lacewood EW-Rou

Roupala Lacewood

EW-Rou


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 120mm x 45mm x 28mm. Part seasoned. See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/LowTide.html for effect.

The Tree: Cardwellia sublimes,robusta
The common name for this tree grown in Australia is "silky oak" of which there are maybe 25+ species included in the family. They go by many names: Australian Silky-oak, Northern Silky-oak, Queensland Silky-oak, bulloak,selena, louro faia. The most common is a tall, straight tree with heights of 100ft and trunk diameter of up to 48". It has become a popular ornamental tree, in parks across Australia and even in the southern US and other tropic zones. It has beautiful yellow-orange flowers in the spring.



Lead Wood SB-LW

Lead Wood

SB-LW


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 51 x 125mm

Latin name: Combretum imberbe

This timber is the hardest wood we have come across, so hard that Africans made blades for their hoes before metal became available.

Great for scales or a carved handle, polishes up really well.

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Lignum Vitae Palo Santo EW-Lig

Lignum Vitae Palo Santo

EW-Lig


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 124mm x 40mm x 25mm. Part seasoned.

Botanical name: Bulnesia sarmienti

Origin: Paraguay
Although this wood has been used for generations for the same purposes as the genuine lignum vitaes (timber from the genus guiaicum) it has become a more important choice recently because very little of the Guaiacum lignum vitae is currently being exported.

Greenish brown to brown with a tight and pronounced interlocked grain, very dense, waxy with self lubricating qualities, hard wearing in almost all the contexts in which lignum vitae has traditionally been used.


London Plane Lacewood TL-LP

London Plane Lacewood

TL-LP


Price: 8.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 125 x 23 x 40mm

When logs of Plane are quarter sliced, the resulting veneer is known as Lacewood. The broad rays show up on this quartered material as a decorative fleck figure which may vary quite considerably in size. Veneer with this snakeskin figure was commonly seen in railway carriages some years ago.

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Macassar Ebony  TL-MacEb

Macassar Ebony

TL-MacEb


Price: 13.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 125 x 38 x 26mm. Part seasoned

Botanical name: Diospyros celebica

Origin: Celebes Islands

Other names: similar to coromandel, calamander wood

Black, finely streaked with bands of yellow to greyish brown. Very hard and heavy with a beautiful surface when finished. Very well suited for fancy work of the highest order giving consistently astounding results.

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Mango - Wild SB-WM

Mango - Wild

SB-WM


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 51 x 125mm.

A stunning deep cream coloured wood with golden undertones that creates its own ambience. The heartwood has a colour yellow brown to nut brown with a subtle but attractive grain pattern. Great for scales and carving handles. Often used for the making of African drums. Works to a great finish.

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Premium Mallee Burl Block 1 EW-MB

Premium Mallee Burl Block 1

EW-MB


Price: 18.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 45 x 22 x 140mm

This block has some beautiful burling with some sapwood and outer bark there are some inclusions that can easily be filled with Zap a Gap or Slo-Zap. Good for Scales, Neck knives, and with care a Carved handle.

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Premium Mallee Burl Block 2 EW-MB

Premium Mallee Burl Block 2

EW-MB


Price: 20.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 50 x 22 x 140mm

This block has some beautiful burling with some sapwood and outer bark there are some inclusions that can easily be filled with Zap a Gap or Slo-Zap. Good for Scales, Neck knives, and with care a Carved handle.

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Premium Mallee Burl Block 3 EW-MB

Premium Mallee Burl Block 3

EW-MB


Price: 23.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 60 x 22 x 140mm

This block has some beautiful burling with some sapwood and outer bark there are some inclusions that can easily be filled with Zap a Gap or Slo-Zap. Good for Scales, Neck knives, and with care a Carved handle.

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Large Premium Mallee Burl Block EW-MB

Large Premium Mallee Burl Block

EW-MB


Price: 30.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

BASIC DIMENSIONS: 25 x 110 x 200mm

This block has some beautiful burling with some sapwood and outer bark. Enough for two handles and some left over for Firesteel tops. Or some people use the whole block as a rather unusual clock face.

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Mallee Burl Block EW-MB

Mallee Burl Block

EW-MB


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 38 x 22 x 123mm. Measurements will vary slightly

Not quite as good quality as the premium versions. These blocks have some beautiful burling with some sapwood and outer bark there are some inclusions that can easily be filled with Zap a Gap or Slo-Zap. Good for Scales, Neck knives.

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Red Mallee Burl Square Block KM-MBSq

Red Mallee Burl Square Block

KM-MBSq


Price: 20.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 39 x 39 x 120mm. Measurements will vary slightly

These blocks have some beautiful figuring and burls. Good for Carved Handles, Scales and Neck knives.

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Red Mallee Burl Thick Block KM-MBT

Red Mallee Burl Thick Block

KM-MBT


Price: 25.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 38 x 51 x 155mm. Measurements will vary slightly

These blocks have some beautiful figuring and burls. Good for Carved Handles, Scales and Neck knives.

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Mallee Burl Spacer Block EW-MB

Mallee Burl Spacer Block

EW-MB


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

DIMENSIONS: 38 x 22 x 123mm. Measurements will vary slightly

Sections of these are not quite as useable as the others on sale. These blocks have some beautiful burling with some sapwood and outer bark there are some bigger inclusions that can easily be filled with Zap a Gap or Slo-Zap. Good for Scales, Neck knives.

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Mopane S&B-Mop

Mopane

S&B-Mop


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 24 x 38 x 125mm

A yellow to reddish brown timber with fine, darker streaks throughout, Mopane is used widely for musical instruments and knife making.

Less dense than many exotics, the timber will shape and sand well to a crisp finish and high shine.

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Muhuhu

Muhuhu


Price: 10.25 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block dimensions: 22mm x 145mm x 45mm

A lightish wood with a sweeping grain.


European Mulberry 4558

European Mulberry

4558


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block dimensions: 25mm x 150mm x 53mm

This is a european timber, golden yellow in colour, which changes on exposure to sunlight. It has straight to interlocked grain. The wood is fairly easy to work and takes a good finish. Supplied part seasoned.


Nicaraguan Cocobolo EHW-Nic-Co

Nicaraguan Cocobolo

EHW-Nic-Co


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Less commonly offered than the Mexican grown timber, Cocobolo from Nicaragua is normally a tone or two lighter in colour with shades of orange rather than deep red as the predominant colours.

Dimensions: 25 x 50 x 125mm.

As per all of the Cocobolo we stock this wood will polish up really and yield some very interesting results.

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Planetree Burr TL-PTB

Planetree Burr

TL-PTB


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 48 x 125mm

These blocks have some of the best contrasting colours and graining effects I have seen for a long time. It may be necessary to fill in some small fissures with Zap, they will make up into the most stunning knife handles.

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New Zealand Walnut BK-W

New Zealand Walnut

BK-W


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 124. Very similar to Turkish Walnut but with a slightly more yellowish colour. This batch was imported directly from New Zealand. The figuring is very good and will turn into spectacular knife handles of all types.

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Olivewood TL-Olive

Olivewood

TL-Olive


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions 125 x 40 x 25. Perfect for a complete knife handle, spacers or scales, sands and polishes up really well.

See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Bethersden(L).html.


Russian Olivewood Burl DH-ROB

Russian Olivewood Burl

DH-ROB


Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions 125 x 45 x 35. Perfect for a complete knife handle, spacers or scales, sands and polishes up really well.

Stabilised


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Black Palmira EW-BP

Black Palmira

EW-BP


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 125 x 40 x 25mm. Partly seasoned.

Botanical name: Caryota urens

Origin: India

Other names: Kitul

The picture shows a lighter section. Black palmira has an unique structure with dark, almost black, hard streaks in a paler background matrix. Rather difficult to work but very dramatic results

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Palm EW-BP

Palm

EW-BP


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 125 x 40 x 25mm. Partly seasoned.

Botanical name: Caryota urens

Origin: India

Other names: Kitul

The picture shows a lighter section. Black palmira has an unique structure with dark, almost black, hard streaks in a paler background matrix. Rather difficult to work but very dramatic results

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Partridgewood Standard EW-PA

Partridgewood Standard

EW-PA


Price: 11.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 119 x 40 x 25mm. Partly seasoned. With superb graining.

Botanical name: Caesalpinia paraguanensis

Origin: Paraguay

Other names: Brown ebony
Dense and glassy deep coffee brown with a layered structure like wenge but much finer textured resulting in a classic 'partridge wing' fine pattern.

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Partridgewood Narrow EW-PA-N

Partridgewood Narrow

EW-PA-N


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 125 x 34 x 25mm. Partly seasoned. With superb graining.

Botanical name: Caesalpinia paraguanensis

Origin: Paraguay

Other names: Brown ebony
Dense and glassy deep coffee brown with a layered structure like wenge but much finer textured resulting in a classic 'partridge wing' fine pattern.

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Pink Ivory EHW-PI-BL

Pink Ivory

EHW-PI-BL


Price: 17.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 125 x 40 x 24mm. Partly seasoned.

Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri), also called Red Ivory, umNini or umGoloty, is a very rare African wood used to make luxury products (for example billiard cues and knives). The Pink Ivory tree grows predominantly in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. The wood is extremely hard and has a density of 990 g/dm³.
Pink Ivory is the royal tree of the Zulus because only the royal family were allowed to possess the wood.

Varies from light pink to dark pink and red, with lighter and darker shades of yellow and red, sometimes grey. Straight to irregular grain, fine even texture. This batch has some small black knots which give extra character

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Pink Ivory Narrow EHW-PI

Pink Ivory Narrow

EHW-PI


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 125 x 32 x 24mm. Partly seasoned.

Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri), also called Red Ivory, umNini or umGoloty, is a very rare African wood used to make luxury products (for example billiard cues and knives). The Pink Ivory tree grows predominantly in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. The wood is extremely hard and has a density of 990 g/dm³.
Pink Ivory is the royal tree of the Zulus because only the royal family were allowed to possess the wood.

Varies from light pink to dark pink and red, with lighter and darker shades of yellow and red, sometimes grey. Straight to irregular grain, fine even texture. This batch has some small black knots which give extra character

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Pink Ivory Neck Knife Blocks EW-PI

Pink Ivory Neck Knife Blocks

EW-PI


Price: 5.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Nice little blocks that could be used to make Neck Knives or used as spacers.

Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 80mm.

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Pink Ivory Offcut or Spacer Block EW-PI

Pink Ivory Offcut or Spacer Block

EW-PI


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Great to use inthe production of Neck Knives or used as spacers.

Dimensions: 50 x 60 x 90mm.

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Plane 6435

Plane

6435


Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions

30 x 40 x 122mm.

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Plumwood DH-PW

Plumwood

DH-PW


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 120mm approx. Imported from Croatia, some good red to purple speckles and interesting graining. These blocks will make excellent scales and carved handles.

Although Plum is related to Cherry, it tends to be heavier and harder than Cherry, and much more scarce. Sizes are very limited, so Plum tends to be assigned primarily to smaller, knife making projects.

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Palser Pine

Palser Pine


Price: 5.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm

I have quite a few blocks of this fast growing Scots Pine, taken from the base of a large tree. When polished some delicate quilting occurs.

The tree was taken down 3 years ago and was about 40 years old and I have carefully stored and planked the most interesting sections.

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Palser Pine - Stabilised EHK-FR

Palser Pine - Stabilised

EHK-FR


Price: 15.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

STABILISED DARK GREEN

Block Dimensions: 23 x 40 x 120mm

We have tried treating a few blocks with a forest green stabilising fluid. The blocks are cross grain and polish up really well.

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Purple Hart TL-PH

Purple Hart

TL-PH


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size 120 x 40 x 28mm. Partly seasoned.

When cut the wood is brown but oxidises to purple see http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/TrimminghamMain.html for the final colour,

Putumuhu TL-PUTU

Putumuhu

TL-PUTU


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 25 x 47 x 125mm

A rich red colour with Mahogany like graining quite havey and dense and will make a good looking knife handle.

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Poplar Burl 6471

Poplar Burl

6471


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: Approx 30x40x120mm

These blocks will suit home stabilisation or keep and eye out on our Stabilised Blocks Section for a batch that we have produced.

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Santos Rosewood Size 1 EHW-SR-1

Santos Rosewood Size 1

EHW-SR-1


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm.

Botanical name: Machaerium scleroxylon

Origin: Bolivia

Other names: Caviuna, Jacaranda

A substitute rosewood of great beauty, red brown to deep purple brown, fine textured and beautifully marked, showing much of the character of the best rosewoods and superb for knife handles. A mask should be worn when sanding.

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Santos Rosewood Size 2 EHW-SR-2

Santos Rosewood Size 2

EHW-SR-2


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm. Straighter grain.

Botanical name: Machaerium scleroxylon

Origin: Bolivia

Other names: Caviuna, Jacaranda

A substitute rosewood of great beauty, red brown to deep purple brown, fine textured and beautifully marked, showing much of the character of the best rosewoods and superb for knife handles. A mask should be worn when sanding.

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Santos Rosewood Size 3 EHW-SR-3

Santos Rosewood Size 3

EHW-SR-3


Price: 5.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 26 x 34 x 125mm. Straighter grain.

Botanical name: Machaerium scleroxylon

Origin: Bolivia

Other names: Caviuna, Jacaranda

A substitute rosewood of great beauty, red brown to deep purple brown, fine textured and beautifully marked, showing much of the character of the best rosewoods and superb for knife handles. A mask should be worn when sanding.

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Snakewood Extreme6485

Snakewood Extreme

6485


Price: 52.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Snakewood is a tree in the family Fabaceae. Endemic to Western Australia, it occurs on saline semi-arid land in the Gascoyne River and Ashburton catchments east and north of Carnarvon.

A very dense beautifully marked block good for spacers, scales or a knife handle.

Block dimensions 38mm x 25mm x 130mm. See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Dorset-1.html

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Snakewood LLA-SN

Snakewood

LLA-SN


Price: 34.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Snakewood is a tree in the family Fabaceae. Endemic to Western Australia, it occurs on saline semi-arid land in the Gascoyne River and Ashburton catchments east and north of Carnarvon.

A very dense beautifully marked block good for spacers, scales or a knife handle.

Block dimensions 38mm x 25mm x 130mm. See http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Dorset-1.html

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Snakewood Part Figured  EW-SW

Snakewood

Part Figured EW-SW


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

I have managed to find quite a big block of Snakewood, I have cut into 25-28mm slices. The blocks have not yielded any of the traditional figuring.

However the grain that is showing in my opinion is beautiful and compares with Desert Ironwood, rich and golden brown with darker streaks and has good weight.

Please emaill me if you want bigger sizes

Stock size is 122 x 42 x 25-28mm.

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Satinwood EW-Satw

Satinwood

EW-Satw


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Origin: Sri Lanka
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: burutu, bhera, behra, mutirai.

Golden yellow with an incredible lustre. Sri Lanka satinwood matches modern satinwood veneer and the satinwood used from the late 19th century to the present day.

Dimensions 125x 25 x 40 Some quilting and delicate graining effects takes polish really and makes a stunning knife handle


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Rippled Sapele EW-SP

Rippled Sapele

EW-SP


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Pommelle Sapele

Entandophragma cylindricum sourced from West Africa

Dimensions 125x 25 x 40 Some quilting and delicate graining effects takes polish really and makes a stunning knife handle


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Sonokeling S&B-Sono

Sonokeling

S&B-Sono


Price: 7.50 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 125 x 40 x 25mm

Botanical name: Dalbergia latifolia

Origin: Indonesia
Other names: East Indies rosewood, plantation rosewood

Deep purple brown, reddish brown, sometimes greenish brown, more or less striped, hard and heavy.

Regularly available and reasonably priced rosewood from plantations established by the Dutch on the island of Java.

Sonokeling is the same tree as Indian rosewood but differs, presumably because of the plantation origins and to some extent climate, in having a broader colour range and a little less hardness and density.

Will make a stunning knifehandle or scales.

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Spalted Beech Cross Cut EHK-FR

Spalted Beech Cross Cut

EHK-FR


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Good well figured blocks. Not a very dense wood and quite light. The surface, after shaping can be stabilised with supaglue or resin.

Dimensions 130 x 45 x 30mm. Perfect for a complete knife handle, spacers or scales, sands and polishes up really well.



Spalted Beech Long EHK-FR

Spalted Beech Long

EHK-FR


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Good well figured blocks. Not a very dense wood and quite light. The surface, after shaping can be stabilised with supaglue or resin.

Dimensions 140 x 40 x 25mm. Perfect for a complete knife handle, spacers or scales, sands and polishes up really well.



Spalted Maple WBSM

Spalted Maple

WBSM


Price: 14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 150mm. Specially imported from the USA

Suitable for home stabilisation.

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Satin Quilted Sycamore Long Grain - EW-SQS-L

Satin Quilted Sycamore Long Grain

- EW-SQS-L


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 30 x 39 x 124

Botanical name: Acer psuedoplatanus

Origin: England
Other names: Great maple, Plane (Scotland)

Creamy white in colour, very smooth textured and lustrous. With a variable grain, but very occasionally producing the Satin Quilted figure highly prized for knife, furniture and musical instrument building.

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Satin Quilted Sycamore X Grain - EW-SQS-X

Satin Quilted Sycamore X Grain

- EW-SQS-X


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block Dimensions: 30 x 39 x 124

Botanical name: Acer psuedoplatanus

Origin: England
Other names: Great maple, Plane (Scotland)

Creamy white in colour, very smooth textured and lustrous. With a variable grain, but very occasionally producing the Satin Quilted figure highly prized for knife, furniture and musical instrument building.

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Tamboti X-Grain S&B-Tob-E

Tamboti X-Grain

S&B-Tob-E


Price: 11.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 25 x 38 x 125mm. Part seasoned. Perfect for a sculptured handle.

Also known as African Sandalwood, this timber will scent your workshop for ages with a sweet and persistent aroma. Looks similar to Bocote - dark brown or black streaks running through coffee coloured timber but is more dense.

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Tamboti Long Grain S&B-Tob-L

Tamboti Long Grain

S&B-Tob-L


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Size 25 x 40 x 125mm. Part seasoned. Perfect for a sculptured handle.

Also known as African Sandalwood, this timber will scent your workshop for ages with a sweet and persistent aroma. Looks similar to Bocote - dark brown or black streaks running through coffee coloured timber but is more dense.

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Thuya Burr 6495/WT

Thuya Burr

6495/WT


Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size: 40 x 25 x 125 mm

North African: Tetraclinis artisulate

The burr grows underground as a root burl and is dug out rather than felled. The colour is rich golded brown to orange red. The grain is contorted, hard and full of knots resulting in a beautiful mottled birds eye figure.
The timber produces some beautiful patterns, taking an excellent finish.

http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/SeaFront(L).html.


Thuya Burl Dark TL-TBD

Thuya Burl Dark

TL-TBD


Price: 19.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size: 40 x 24 x 125 mm

North African: Tetraclinis artisulate

The burr grows underground as a root burl and is dug out rather than felled. The colour is rich brown and not a weighty as normal. The grain is contorted, full of eyes resulting in a beautiful mottled birds eye figure.
The timber produces some beautiful patterns, taking an excellent finish. Some Zap-A-Gap may be needed to fill in some small fissures.

http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/SeaFront(L).html.

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Thuya Burr Thin  EW-TB

Thuya Burr Thin

EW-TB


Price: 10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size: 125mm x 19mm x 40mm. Perfect for scales

North African: Tetraclinis artisulate

The burr grows underground as a root burl and is dug out rather than felled. The colour is rich golded brown to orange red. The grain is contorted, hard and full of knots resulting in a beautiful mottled birds eye figure.
The timber produces some beautiful patterns, taking an excellent finish.

http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Blenheim.html


Turkish Walnut VWI-WB

Turkish Walnut

VWI-WB


Price: 16.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block size: 130mm x 40mm x 25mm. Part seasoned. Larger blocks available on request

Usually this wood is used to make gun stocks.

Please view: http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/acatalog/info_619.html


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Wenge TL-We

Wenge

TL-We


Price: 12.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

28 x 40 x 120 mm Approx

Other names: Panga Panga is related and similar

Very dark chocolate brown with lighter fine parenchyma streaks giving a partridge wing figure on slab cut faces. Coarse and harsh to handle, but finishes well.


Zebrano EW-Z

Zebrano

EW-Z


Price: 8.75 (Including VAT at 20%)

Quantity:

Block dimensions 25 x 125 x 40mm. Part seasoned.

This wood will compliment any blade see http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/Forester-L.html


Zebrano X-Cut EW-ZX

Zebrano X-Cut

EW-ZX


Price: 9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Dimensions: 24 x 42 x 122mm.

Botanical name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis
Origin: West Africa
Other names: Zingana

Golden yellow finely marked with regular dark brown streaks. Coarse in texture and a bit smelly but looks great.

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Ziricote EHW-Zir

Ziricote

EHW-Zir


Price: 16.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Botanical name: Cordia dodecandra

Origin: Central America

Grey brown with almost black lines showing the very rare 'watermark' figure as found sometimes in the best rio rosewood. Hard and heavy with a fine close grain.

Dimensions: 120 x 25 x 38mm

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Xylia Pattern 2 SP-Xy

Xylia Pattern 2

SP-Xy


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Block dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm

Xylia torreana.

Used for knife handles, the heartwood of Xylia is dark red with darker purple brown streaks and lighter, curly parenchyma bands (rays). Extremely hard and durable. The wild grain variations will make some interesting turnings. Sands to a good finish.

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