Handle woods on hand

I will keep this page up to date on the various woods I have on hand. The standard woods offered in the base price of all knives are plain grained accacia or eucalyptus with all others offered as upgrades.

There is grade 1, 2 and exhibition grade offered as options for all knives with the micarta options priced as grade1

Grade 1

Grade 1 blocks are a US$10 to $20 upgrade and will be any of the blocks that are on hand thatare representatvive of the species.

NZ native woods of rimu, matai,  rata, or swamp kauri.

NZ grown macrocarpa, eucalyptus, walnut and oak.





The canvas micarta in olive drab or natural for a grippy finish or the paper micarta to give a hard smooth finish.

Grade 2

Grade two blocks are US$25 - $35  and any of the blocks mentioned in the grade 1 section but with more nice grain and colour. There is also some exotics that are generally available, with Ebony and Buffalo horn being in this grade even though they show very little variation in grain and colour.

Presently these blocks are also available

Cherry Burl


Black locust



Black palm

Buffalo Horn



Exhibition grade handle blocks

These blocks are top of the line exhibition grade and prices in the US$45 - $60 and will enhance any knife either on their own or in combination with a bolster of complimentary wood, horn or non ferrous metal of brass, copper, bronze or nickel silver.


On Hand are blocks of

Macrocarpa wide  fiddleback 

Lacewood Burl

Maple tight fiddleback and burl

Blister Maple


Tasmanian blackwood fiddleback


Spalted Buckeye



Exhibition grade handle blocks

The following are actual blocks available and with some blocks I have others of a similar grade 

Spalted Buckeye burl multiple blocks on hand

Tasmanian blackwood fiddleback multiple blocks on hand

spalted maple

I have a number of these spectacular blocks of hickory burl

Maple burl multiple blocks on hand

Yellow Cedar burl Waiting on new supply expected by end of feb 2021

arizona Desert Ironwood

Amboyna Burl multiple blocks on hand