Spalted woods can very greatly in their hardness levels. Generally the more spalting is present, the softer the wood gets. Sometimes the high figure material can feel more like styrofoam than wood! The only way to use this beautiful material is to stabilize it with a heat activated resin in a vacuum chamber and harden it in an oven.
We then pair these handles made with either Spalted Maple or Spalted Hackberry with Curly Maple blades and central bands of African Blackwood.
Each piece is hand crafted, hand sanded up to a fine finish, and coated with a blend of beeswax and orange oil to protect and bring out the NATURAL beauty of the wood.
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