Fiddleback Myrtle Knife Blanks/Pistol Grips


Umbellularia californica

Oregon Myrtle is an amazing species. Uniquely Pacific Northwest, this variety is truly exotic. The intense figure and fine grain makes myrtle a great choice for blade and pistol handle material alike.



Fiddleback myrtle knife blanks/pistol grips with beautiful color and intense curly figure. This particular fiddleback myrtle log provided a beautiful mix of deep beige and light color, with distinctive dark lines unique to its species. When surfaced the blanks brighten up tremendously, and thoroughly show their figure. These are NOT impregnated with acrylic resin, only sprayed with denatured alcohol for the pictures. They are oversized, unsurfaced single blanks NOT scaled into 2 pieces. Our fiddleback myrtle knife blanks/pistol grips are extremely dense, and for most not the best candidate for stabilizing. The figure will also often differ from one piece to another, as seen in the representative images.
Offered in 3 sizes:
1 1/8″ x 1 5/8″ x 4 1/2″
1 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
1 1/8″ x 2″ x 5 1/4″

Additional information

Weight.5 lbs

1 1/8" x 1 5/8" x 4 1/2", 1 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 5 1/8", 1 1/8" x 2" x 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.