Fiddleback Myrtle Knife Blanks


Umbellularia californica

Beyond the iridescent fiddleback figure, the color of this Oregon myrtle wood contrasts beautifully. Often featuring distinct black lines, not always attributed to spalt.



Fiddleback myrtle knife blanks are an excellent choice for knife handle material. This myrtle has yielded guitar billets, pool cue butt/forearm stock as well as bowl blanks and turning squares. These curly myrtle knife blanks have been hand selected from portions of the log with the heaviest density of figure. The color of the heartwood and sapwood contrast beautifully, often featuring distinct black lines not always attributed to spalt. Beyond the iridescent fiddleback figure of this Oregon myrtle wood, the structural characteristics are superior to many other species, having a Janka Hardness of 1,270 lbf according to Wood Database. While considered easy to work with, special attention should be paid on the sharpness of your tools to avoid potential tear out of this intensely figured material. It sands wonderfully, and polishes superbly with a variety of finishes.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions N/A

1.75", 2.5"


4.5", 5.5"


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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.