Box Elder Burl Knife Blanks

Acer negundo

Amazing Box Elder Burl Knife Blanks with an incredible blend of burl and figured grain. The complexity of the burl provides deep three dimensional character, and the color is a light cream with golden highlights. Superb choice for color contrasting with Damascus or dark gun metals when used in pistol grip applications. These are not stabilized with acrylic resin. The natural stability from our process of pressure cooking and kiln drying make these blanks stable and great for stabilizing with the colored resin of your choice.

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Description

Amazing Box Elder Burl Knife Blanks with an incredible blend of burl and figured grain. These are not impregnated with acrylic resin. The natural stability from our process of pressure cooking and kiln drying make these blanks stable and great for stabilizing with the colored resin of your choice. Our box elder burl knife blanks are oversized unsurfaced single pieces, not cut into 2 scales. The complexity of the burl provides deep three dimensional character, and the color is a light cream with golden highlights. Superb choice for color contrasting with Damascus or dark gun metals when used in pistol grip applications. Our box elder burl knife blanks are cut from larger boards, such as guitar blanks, that did not make the standard for a guitar. As with all burl, natural imperfections and subtle defects are common, and box elder often has it in some form. Occasionally our box elder burl knife blanks will also have as much as 30% straight grain woven throughout the blank, however this adds to the depth and character of the blank; not to mention varying textures for stabilizing resin to highlight. We are offering our box elder burl knife blanks in two lengths:

1 1/8″ x 1 5/8″ x 4 1/4″
1 1/8″ x 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″

** Please note the square size may vary 1/8″ +/- and 1/4″ +/- in length **

Additional information

Weight .32 lbs
Length

4 1/4", 5 1/4"

Our Process

Our unique way of pressure cooking and kiln drying the wood allows for the least amount of volumetric shrinkage and maximum natural stability of each piece. This proprietary process was developed over 40+ years; many of which was through simple trial and error. Today, through our process using specific temperatures, psi and durations of time, we consistently produce some of the straightest, internally sound and beautiful burl and figured hardwood blanks on the market. Our large manufacturing customers truly depend on this consistency for their pool cue, guitar or knife blanks. Try one of our products and see how we compare to others.