Orange Eye (2" x 6") HRB Book-matched PAIR Knife Scales
Orange Eye-Burl Honduran Rosewood Burl Knives Scales - Premium quality
Book-matched PAIR (1.0" x 2.0 x 6.0") #1020-006-043
Genuine old-growth Honduras Rosewood/Dalbergia stevensonii
Medium orangish-brown heartwood, creamy golden sapwood, rich with figuring.
Dense, and very stable. Polishes to a high luster. Gorgeous swirl grain.
(1" total thickness for pair - each piece .5")
NOTE: This wood is RAW and UNFINISHED. It has a light coating of spray acrylic to best display grain and figuring.
Average Dried Weight: 64 lbs/ft3 (1,025 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .82., 1.03
Janka Hardness: 2,200 lbf (9,790 N)
WHAT IS BURL: Burl is a rare anomaly that occurs when hundreds of thousands of tiny buds on a tree fail to form branches, instead producing a large knobby outgrowth of exotic, uniquely patterned wood grain.
ABOUT: Rosewood burl patterns are dramatic and magical, some looking like the mysterious surface of an uninhabited planet. The dark richly-grained figured heartwood may stand alone, or include contrasting light-colored sapwood, creating the phenomenon of bi-color burl. Figuring patterns may include bear scratch, bird's eye, blister, curl, dimple, fiddle back, flame, ghost, quilting, or spalting. The occurrence of burl happens in perhaps only one-in-five-hundred rosewood trees, making it extremely rare.
ENVIRONMENTAL: Our raw rosewood burl is recovered from of old-growth rosewood, reclaimed from the Belizean rainforest, a legacy left behind by loggers a century ago. Our enterprise is environmentally friendly and involves no deforestation.
*C.I.T.E.S. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species