The simple, well-conceived and executed, is simply sublime. The 'Grove' features lustrous inlays crafted from stabilized orange spalted beechwood. This lovely wood captures a moment in time, when decay has started to reveal dark lines (spalting) moving thru the grain. The beechwood is framed in a black G10 composite handle, tough and comfortable. Fully polished by hand, assembled and dissembled multiple times, this architecture has an open channel to see thru to the damascus tang. The blade/tang are forged from 67 layers of three alloys, with a core of VG-10 at HRC 60 for optimal sharpness and wear resistance. Finished with a leather lanyard, sterling silver accents, and includes a sturdy brown leather sheath.
Overall Length: 6 7/8"
Beech is an important and widely-used hardwood. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities, make this hardwood a mainstay for many skilled woodworkers. Depending on soil conditions, Beech can grow to very large sizes.
The veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood the beautiful golden tone