Heartwood is golden to bright yellow, which inevitably ages to a darker medium brown with time. Working this Osage Orange can be difficult due to its hardness and density, though it is reported to have little dulling effect on cutting edges. It turns well, and also takes stains, glues and finishes well. Osage Orange has a relatively low modulus of elasticity compared to its weight and modulus of rupture which helps explain why it is sometimes used for archery bows. It’s sometimes called Bois d’arc, which literally means “bow wood” in American French.The wood is also very stable, with little seasonal/environmental movement.
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!
For States Other Than MN: Be sure to click on state under, "SHIPPING" and update destination to your state.
This is a hand crafted wooden piece. DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER! A little mild soap and rinse with water will do just fine.