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 Post subject: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 pm 

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Has anyone ever heard of Olivewood being used for knife handles? I don't know anything about the characteristics of the wood as it pertains to being successful as a handle.

My dad has this weird obsession with olivewood. He's got the stuff all over the kitchen. I was thinking that a nice custom olivewood handle petty might make a great father's day gift.

Taz, if you read this... I love you work. Ever worked with Olivewood/is this possible?


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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:19 pm 

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There is an entire line of Sabatier knives with olivewood handles, so it is a viable choice for a handle.

http://www.thebestthings.com/knives/sabatiercarbon.htm

I have two straight razors with olivewood scales and a badger brush with an olivewood handle.

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It's a beautiful wood.


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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:54 am 

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i ise it from time to time and have my stabilized by K&G tho it might not need it i like to have it done just in case
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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:56 am 
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I have a piece or 2 of unstabilized Olivewood actually somewhere at home!


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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:49 am 
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IS IT AS LIGHT AS HO.?! Looks more dense...



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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:02 am 

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The wood from my olive trees is definitely denser than ho. It reminds me of the myrtle tchotchkes they sell on the Oregon coast -- dense, and a little waxy in feel.


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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:46 am 
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Yeah, it feels denser. One of the pieces I have is from Bethlehem IIRC; it had a sticker that "certified" it as being Bethlehem Olivewood. I think I may have gotten a second piece of non Bethlehem Olivewood if I can find it.


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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:23 pm 

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sdusseau wrote:Has anyone ever heard of Olivewood being used for knife handles?


Olivewood seems to be more popular amongst the French - and appear even on some of the Opinels


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 Post subject: Re: Olivewood Handles?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Yeah, there are several knife making companies that use it.

I've used a piece of Olivewood, but it was stabilized so it had little of the original woods characteristics left except the look.



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