Currently Available Handle Wood

Desert Ironwood (Tesota Olyna) For Custom Sweetness Chef Knife Handles
Desert Ironwood (Tesota olyna) grows mainly in the deserts of Arizona and California as well as Mexico. It is one of the hardest and densest woods in the world, with a specific gravity of 1.2 or more. Color varies from warm honey gold to very dark browns, with or without lighter areas. Burls have high figure and a great deal of chatoyance (luster) which gives great depth and color.
Camelthorn (Acacia Erioloba) For Custom Sweetness Chef Knife Handles
Camelthorn (Acacia erioloba) grows predominantly in the savannah of South Africa and the southern part of Mozambique. It is a dense and heavy wood. Color is dark-reddish with streaks of black. The figure is exceptional, a bit like wenge.
Big Leaf Maple (Acer Macrophyllum) For Custom Sweetness Chef Knife Handles
Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) grows in the Pacific Northwest of North America. With a specific gravity of 0.54 and a color range of creamy white to yellow. The figure is exceptional, quilted, curly, fiddleback and burl are common. Because of its moderate hardness maple needs to be stablized for knife handles.
Many exotic hardwoods are available. If you have a preference for a specific type of wood handle not shown here, please include wood type in the Comments box on the Designer pull down menu, or Contact Mark at Custom Sweetness.