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Desert Ironwood Burl

Desert ironwood: Olneya tesota: A classically beautiful wood, and a classic knifemakers wood as well.. Color ranges from golden browns, blonde streaking and sometimes jet black banding. It has a deep glow and charatoncy, making it a supremely attractive wood. Ironwood is perhaps the best knifemaking wood due to its incredibly hardness, resistance to abrasion, beautiful figure and extreme dimensional stability.


When working with Desert ironwood, it is important to work slowly. High speed and dull abrasives are liable to scorch the surface of the wood.


These blocks are sold as bulk blocks, you can order as many as you like.