Maple is a common lumber seen with spalting, as the light colored sapwood provides good contrast for the spalting. Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, and can be found on a wide range of wood species and genera. It is found in wood that has begun initial stages of decay, and is then subsequently dried (preventing further decay). The partial decay, called spalting, can give the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood.
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(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.