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what kind of wood is this?

Post by tnkingfish » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:19 am

got a boker germany 2 blade damascus anyone know what kind of wood the handles are?
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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by FRJ » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:25 am

To me, it looks like Oak dyed black. Huge pins.
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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by tnkingfish » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:57 am

thanks, i thought it may have been some type of exotic wood having the damascus blades.

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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:43 am

Are there cracks in the wood on the front side ?
Black wood on knives is usually ebony but the grain here is too open to be ebony.
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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by Greenman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:24 am

Bog Oak.

https://www.wood-database.com/bog-oak/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog-wood

Böker has made a number of different traditional pocket knife patterns with this handle material. Some have had 440C blades; some have had damascus blades; all have been relatively pricey. Somewhere in my accumulation, I have two single-bladed trappers (one in each blade material) with bog oak handles.
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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by tnkingfish » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:48 am

dont think its cracks looks like its just the way the wood is made i think its had the shield reglued
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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by Greenman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:26 am

tnkingfish wrote:dont think its cracks looks like its just the way the wood is made i think its had the shield reglued
Imperfections are commonly found in bog oak and are generally considered to be part of the wood’s charm and natural “character”. After all, this piece of wood is hundreds or perhaps thousands of years old!

Larger pieces of bog oak with fewer imperfections are quite expensive and are generally reserved for uses such as the crafting of high-end furniture where structural integrity is important.
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Post by terryl308 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 pm

Greenman wrote:
tnkingfish wrote:dont think its cracks looks like its just the way the wood is made i think its had the shield reglued
Imperfections are commonly found in bog oak and are generally considered to be part of the wood’s charm and natural “character”. After all, this piece of wood is hundreds or perhaps thousands of years old!

Larger pieces of bog oak with fewer imperfections are quite expensive and are generally reserved for uses such as the crafting of high-end furniture where structural integrity is important.
+1 not ebony but like king fish has said bog oak.
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Post by doglegg » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:03 pm

tnkingfish wrote:dont think its cracks looks like its just the way the wood is made i think its had the shield reglued
Of course the shield has been reglued! That is part of being a Boker! Not putting down the knife, I have several Bokers and love them but they do tend to let go of their shields. And the wood on that one does have character. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

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Re: what kind of wood is this?

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 pm

Greenman, thanks for posting about bog oak. It is new to me and you gave the basic facts. I really enjoy learning something new.
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