Knife Scales - Wood - Curly Maple - pair - Great for Double Dyeing
Curly Maple Knife Scales
Curly Maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain—it occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples. It is so called because the ripples in the grain pattern create a three dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has “curled” along the length of the board. Other names for this phenomenon are: tiger maple, fiddleback maple or flamed maple. These scales look great with a clear finish, dyed and finished or shellacked and finished. See pictures below fow examples of dyed scales.
First two knife pictures are dyed with Black and Red Chestnut Spirit Stains. Second two are dyed with the same product but with Black and Yellow. These knives were made by Jimmy Clewes.
Pictures are a representation only. These blanks continually come and go so every set will be slightly different
The above picture is the same piece with a coat of Watco Natural on it. This picture is just for reference as to what these blanks look like finished.
Approx Measurement: 5" long x 1.5" wide x 3/8" thick