Our Curly Birch, also known as Karelian Masur Birch scales, is an ideal material for crafting a wide range of items. These scales offer both beauty and durability, making them excellent choices for handmade or machine-crafted knife handles. They come highly recommended, particularly for crafting full tang knife handles. Additionally, this Masur Birch wood is a popular choice for creating exquisite wooden jewelry and crafting gift boxes for valuable items.
Key Features of these Masur Birch Handle Scales:
You’ll receive a set of 16 scales, each kiln-dried and showcasing impressive patterns, ideal as knifemaking supplies.
The dimensions are 16x37x150mm.
While one side scales contain a premium-grade curly pattern, the other side may display a slightly less pronounced pattern or contain smaller imperfections.
Additional information about Curly birch
Curly birch has a lot of names. Mainly known as Karelian birch. The name “Karelian Birch” comes from the small geographical area between Finland and Russia where this exotic patterned dense and very heavy wood was most abundantly found in nature. Other names are describing quite well the curly birch exotically patterned wood: Masur birch, Birch burl, burl wood, Birch burr etc. Curly birch wood appearance is very similar to burl wood or Birdseye maple, though of a different origin.
Masur birch wood has been highly valued among Scandinavian craftsmen for centuries because it is a very beautiful, benign wood and it works well as knifemaking supplies.
Curly birch grainy pattern wood belongs to the world’s ten most expensive among the exotic wood. This wanted and valuable material is sold in kilograms. Nevertheless, the Curly Birch wood is a sustainable wood, due to the fact, that most of the exotic wood comes from the tropical rainforests. Curly birch is a light-demanding and slow-growing tree and therefore this valuable quality wood is cultivated as stands in former agricultural areas or other nutritious, rich soils on sunny slopes.
Even though Curly birch is considered as an exotic wood, the trade of this wood is not regulated with Cites regulation (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). So, the manufacturing and use of this beautiful exotic wood does not harm wildlife and natural diversity of tropical rainforests.
Our plantation curly birch trees are certified clones of most famous Finnish curly birch tree called “Visa Kuningatar“ The seller of this wood, Rita Rubin, is the member of Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, which is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. Seller PEFC certification number is TT-PEFC-FM006. You can find PEFC certified forest owners here: https://pefc.org/find-certified