My name is Ben Greenberg, and I have been working with wood my entire adult life. I am only 20 years old, but I have been working with wood for over seven years. I have a background as a knife maker and throughout high school worked for several years at a high-end woodshop, which provided the capital for me to start this business. I am currently studying chemistry with a focus on material science at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Beyond just high-quality wood, I have a strong focus on sustainability. All of my timbers are either sustainably harvested or heirloom stock that have been in the country for decades. I work with several small, independent saw mills in Western Australia, Eastern Brazil and the Thai coast who are all focused on small-scale, ultra-high quality products. While some suppliers may buy wood meant for turning or guitar making and have it cut into knife blocks, I have slabs specifically cut for knife stock. All other work, from breaking down slabs and burls to sanding, polishing and running this site, is done personally by me.
My hope is that with this website I can supply the knife making community with something I see it is lacking. That is high quality wood for knife handles at reasonable prices. That’s why I carry wood that ranges in value for US$5-US$100, so you can find whatever you need.
I have years of experience with rare woods. If you have any questions, I truly hope you will ask me so that I can help. I also hope makers will share photos of their work here, as I love to see where my materials have gone.