Texas Ebony Knife Scales TE-759
0.45" x 1.7" x 7.7"
This is a set of Texas Ebony knife scales that will make a beautiful knife handle. They are bookmatched, such that the pieces of wood are mirror images of each other. Each scale is .45" thick, so that the matched pair is 0.9 inch thick. These are thicker and longer 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 is almost entirely the dark brown heartwood that Texas Ebony is famous for. The heartwood color is very dark overall, pretty much as dark as I ever see Texas Ebony getting. There is one corner of ivory-colored sapwood -- such a small amount that you could probably not preserve it in the finished handle unless you specifically aim for that. The sapwood itself is a bit weak, so if you choose to preserve it, you'll want to treat it with thin CA glue or a penetrating stabilizer. It will make a gorgeous knife handle with or without 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.