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This is a discussion on What's new at Sarge's Grips within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Nekron I hope it's worth the trouble because that's a beautiful wood! All beautiful woods are worth the trouble. Todays wood is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekron View Post
    I hope it's worth the trouble because that's a beautiful wood!
    All beautiful woods are worth the trouble.

    Todays wood is some Walnut burl. Walnut Burl is a wood that has many different looks and feels across the spectrum. Some is dark brown, other it light brownish grey. Some very dense and heavy, other very lightweight and airy. Some with large burl clusters, other with small tight clusters. A wood with a very large range to it.
    This set is the lighter color with the tighter clusters. Beautiful to be sure, but a little different than most imagine when the words "walnut burl" are brought up. It was also quite lightweight so I sent it all off for stabilization. Walnut has such a large territory here in the states, that WHERE the tree was located can have a big affect on what wood is in there. It's all beautiful and it's all fun to work with.
    I hope you enjoy the pics,
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    Today's set is done in the rarest wood in the world - Snakewood. Most never even get to see it, let alone own a piece. True Snakewood is found only in Surinam, and being rare to begin with, this is compounded by extreme harvesting laws. You can tell why it's called Snakewood just by looking at it. In the wood there are two different figures - the linear pattern (shown in this set) and more of a dot pattern. Both are sought after, but the linear is the most prized. Snakewood comes from more of what we'd consider a shrub than a tree. "Logs" are usually about 5" in diameter and going over 5 or 6 feet long is considered huge. Because of the smaller sized pieces that are usually all you can find, and because of the expense of the wood, you usually see this wood used as accent on high end pool cues, high end knife handles, furniture, things like that.
    Hope this starts your week off in the right way!
    Enjoy the pics,
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    Todays wood is crosscut Macassar Ebony. A beautiful, and subdued mix of black and an almost plum red color with some very cool pattern in the veining. Crosscutting always brings this out. Cutting it with the grain, it's just straight black lines through the color.
    More work, but more beauty, so it's all good.
    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge43 View Post
    Todays wood is crosscut Macassar Ebony. A beautiful, and subdued mix of black and an almost plum red color with some very cool pattern in the veining. Crosscutting always brings this out. Cutting it with the grain, it's just straight black lines through the color.
    More work, but more beauty, so it's all good.
    Enjoy!
    Sarge

    The veining in this specimen is almost erotic Sarge... Absolutely gorgeous set there buddy!

    P.S. The Snakewood is Hot too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    The veining in this specimen is almost erotic Sarge... Absolutely gorgeous set there buddy!

    P.S. The Snakewood is Hot too!
    Thank you Bark'n! I'm glad you enjoyed the pics. Macassar Ebony can have some very cool patterns in it when crosscut. It's always a joy to cut into a new block and see what's there. Man, I love what I do, it's always so much fun!
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    Once again Sarge, WOW!

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    I'm glad you can appreciate the beauty of the wood!

    I apologize guys, I just realized that I skipped over todays posting. I'm getting ready to go out of state for some military stuff, and life is hectic right now. I'll post up new ones tomorrow a.m. and will continue to do so while I'm at the training, but those posts will happen in the evening as opposed to the morning.
    See ya'll tomorrow!
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    Today's set is done in Thuya Burl. Expensive? Yes. Rare? Yes. GORGEOUS? OH HECK YES!.
    This burl actually grows underground only in Madagascar, and the harvest of it is strictly controlled. Drop dead gorgeous stuff though, it just drips class and elegance in my book. It's a wood that somehow is flashy and understated at the same time. I know that doesn't make sense, but I don't know how else to describe it.
    Enjoy the pics!

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    Okay, I'm taking care of my military training and from now on, should be able to post up pics every NIGHT until I get back on April 16th.
    Todays set is a set for a DW CCO that is done in Spalted Tamarind. I love this wood! It always reminds me of an old parchment map, with it's dark cream color and fine dark lines in some very cool patterns. Beautiful stuff!
    Enjoy!
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    I just can't stop looking at these book-matched beauties though.
    On a nice custom slabsides they would mighty tough to beat.

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    QKShooter.... here's a sample on a Dan Wesson

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    1911PKR...yep, that's what I'm talkin' about.
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    Well then, how about a government set from the same block?
    Enjoy,
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    Absolutely beautiful, I like that stuff. Nice work Sarge.
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    It is unique stuff, that's for sure! I just cut a new block that has a very cool pattern to it as well.

    Today's pic is of Box Elder Burl. A beautiful burl that's known for it's tight knit burl pattern and depth when finished. It's soft enough that many dye it to bring out certain aspects or use wild colors as it takes them quite well and the tight burling really produces a high "WOW!" value. This set is simply in the natural color.
    I hope you enjoy it!
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