Stabilized Masur Birch

Masur Birch: Betula pendula var. Carelica: One of the rarest woods to find in the states, masur birch is popular throughout Europe and Russia. Masur birch is a genetic mutation of birch trees, generally found among silver birch. It is halfway between a burl and a figured tree, causing the appearance of looping curling figure. There is really no other wood like it. Masur birch generally has a highly figured and medium figured side. Masur works very well for scales, as it removes this issue of asymmetry. Puuko knives have used masur birch for many years, and it is the absolutely classic choice for these knives. Stabilized by K&G