What's new at Sarge's Grips

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    Wow Sarge. We all know walnut as a beautiful wood, but this set is amazing. Some days I sit here and wonder how you "one up" nature.
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    No way to "one up" nature brother. I merely try to figure out a decent way to showcase it. I'm glad you can see the beauty in it.
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    Todays set is done in good ol' American Cherry burl. Subtle colors with dot type burl clusters, this is a great wood for grips. Also, the wood will darken over time and with exposure to the sun to bring out the red and make it richer.
    Enjoy!

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    Todays beauty is brought to us courtesy of Red Mallee Burl via Australia. If you buy a couple of blocks of this wood, you'll be amazed at the diverse patterns that run throughout, along with the colors present. One block I had was almost solid red with a very tight burl pattern, while this block showed the color and pattern variances. Now bear in mind that the Mallee Burls can get as big as 11 feet tall and wrap around an entire tree, so a block that you buy is probably a small portion of a much larger burl. It's beautiful stuff for sure!
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    I got behind on my Grip Watching.
    Really like the American Cherry.

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    I agree (!), it almost looks "fossilized".

    And that Red Mallee Burl is just devastatingly gorgeous!

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    Glad you guys like it.....

    Todays beauty comes from Sapele Pommelle. A brown/red lightweight wood that is known for it's figure. This is one of those woods that you swear you're looking INTO when you see it. The figure rolls and seems to move as you roll it in the light. Unique and gorgeous that's for sure! This particular set is in slim thickness.
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    Todays wood is Corrugata Burl from Australia. A very nice carmel color with gorgeous, bug burl clusters and eyes, make this wood an eye catcher. This set is from the heart of the burl, but it can also be very cool with some of the sapwood mixed in with the heartwood. A very nice light cream color flowing in and around the clusters. A hard and dense wood, it's ideal for grips. Just make sure the blocks are dry! If not, you're headed for heartbreak guys. Beautiful stuff to be sure.
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    Today we have two pics, one of Birds Eye Maple and one of Spalted Tamarind. You've seen the wood Birds Eye recently, but these pieces were spectacular, so I wanted to share them with you. They are on some ultra thin officers grips.

    The next pic is of the Spalted Tamarind. This wood comes from SE Asia and is beautiful. It can appear as an old parchment map does, or it can have wild patterns running through it like this set does. A beautiful wood to be sure. These are shown on EMP grips.
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    I guess I'm on a Spalted Tamarind kick. This set is done from a different block obviously. Just a sample of the stark lines that this wood usually has in it. It really is beautiful stuff!
    Hope you enjoy it.
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    I have never seen anything like this.


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    Well, good! That's kinda the purpose of this thread - to show stuff that you might not otherwise see. At least not regularly. Glad you got to check it out.


    Todays pics will show some of the range in color found in Amboyna Burl. Amboyna Burl can go from gold to orange to rich red. The deep reds are the more sought after pieces followed by the orange and then the gold or "blonde" amboyna. This is fairly relative as ranking them that way is kind of like gold, silver and bronze at the Olympics - They are the best of the best and even the lowest award (bronze) means they are better than the masses that didn't make the grade. The red blocks generally cost more. Sometimes a LOT more. It's all beautiful stuff though!
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    Golden Amboyna

    Orange Amboyna

    Red Amboyna

    Heartwood with sapwood
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    What a beautiful lineup Sarge!! That is one of my favorite woods (!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekron View Post
    What a beautiful lineup Sarge!! That is one of my favorite woods (!).
    I know how you feel. I get asked all the time what my favorite wood is. Get out a pad and a pencil, because my "one" is a list of about 20.
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    I think I like the Golden best of the Amboyna Burl. And that starburst patterned Spalted Tamarind. And....

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