Masur birch, known in Nordics also as Curly birch or Karelian birch. This block is kiln dried and just lightly sanded. Masur birch wood is the perfect material for carving hidden tang knife handles. If needed, this wood can be cut into a smaller pieces for pen blocks.
Dimensions of the block may vary slightly, most blocks are bigger than described. You will receive one of the blocks that is represented on pictures. If you have a preference, please write to me directly. Please notice that masur birch wood is a natural material and every block has its own unique pattern on each side. It is pretty common that this species of wood has inner pattern surface cracks- these are easy to repair if needed. Blocks can contain some inner imperfections that are not visible outside.
Curly birch grainy patterned wood belongs to the world’s ten most expensive among the precious wood. Despite its appearance, Curly birch is not considered an endangered species because the curly birch is a genetical variation (mutation) of the silver birch, which gives the tree its unique pattern. Therefore, the cultivation of curly birch is environmentally friendly, because this valued wood originates mainly from former agricultural areas. Most of our plantation curly birch trees are certified clones of most famous Finnish curly birch tree called “Visa Kuningatar”.