I am looking for a place to find larger chunks of figured wood for handles on a couple of knives I am working on. The knife I have pictured is of the type of handle I am looking at building!
This masterpiece of a knife is by Mark Cooke. What a great job he did on this one!
Mark Cooke by Clifton Craft, on Flickr
This type of handle has a drop to it and also flairs at the butt of the handle. I estimate a handle like this will require a block I would estimate the width would be closer to a 2" wide because of the angle of the handle and flair to handle itself!!
Most everything I have been able to find is at max 1 1/2" wide at best!
Looking for something in the neighborhood of 2"X1 1/2"x5"
Anyone got a source for larger size blocks of figured stablized wood?? I am wanting some curly maple and ironwood!