Common Name(s): Black Ash
Scientific Name: Fraxinus nigra
Distribution: Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
Tree Size: 50-65 ft (15-20 m) tall, 1-2 ft (.3-.6 m) trunk diameter
Janka Hardness: 850 lbf (3,780 N)
Color/Appearance: The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood.
Grain/Texture: Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The grain is almost always straight and regular, though sometimes curly or figured boards can be found.
Three blades available:
(1) A 7.25" heat treated hardened stainless steel, polished mirror finished blade with upper cutting edge;
(2) A 7.25" single edge heat treated hardened stainless steel, polished mirror finished blade;
(3) A 6.75" single edge heat treated hardened stainless steel, polished mirror finished blade. BE SURE TO INDICATE BLADE TYPE #1, #2, or #3 WHEN ORDERING!
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I was told by a long-standing customer that his 7-year-old knife was, "like new." I asked, "How can that be?" He said, "Because I take care of it!" So, I encourage three things; (1) It is sharpened. You keep it HONED! (2) Blade is friction fit (channeled) in the sheath. Reinsert the blade in same spot you extracted it. (3) A little mild soap and water, rinse, and wipe dry.