Texas Ebony Knife Scales TE-756
0.45" x 1.7" x 5"
This is a set of Texas Ebony knife scales that will make a beautiful knife handle. Each scale is .45" thick, so that the matched pair is 0.9" (or 7/8") thick. These are larger than standard knife scale dimensions, giving you the opportunity to select the best grain and color for your knife handle.
This pair of knife scales has an eye-catching mix of heartwood and sapwood. The contrast is striking between the very dark brown heartwood that Texas Ebony is famous for and the light, almost ivory-colored sapwood. It will make a gorgeous knife handle.
Note: The sapwood on this piece is soft and would need to be stabilized if you wish to use it. You can stabilize with thin CA glue or with Cactus Juice or its equivalent. Alternately, you can ignore the sapwood and go for a heartwood-only knife handle. I've discounted this block because of the imperfections in the sapwood.
These scales have been air-dried to 8-10% moisture content. I take lots of photos, so please see the photos for close-ups of these knife scales.