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Petrified Wood for Scales #7280760
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Anyone ever use petrified wood for knife handles?

I have some large pieces that I have found and would consider having a knife made with some.

Would like a folder but open to a small EDC

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I would think that it would be too brittle.

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I wouldn't use a rock. Unless making a primitive knife.

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Seeing that Chops used mammoth tooth in a folder, I thought petrified wood might work.

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Just google petrified wood knife scales and look at the images : it seems it is used quite often and some of them are Awsome




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Custom Shop Buck 110 with incredible petrified wood scale




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Petrified Fern Wood

Fossilized (Petrified) Coral from Indonesia



Cobra Jasper from India is fossilized seashell and is hard, tough, and beautiful

Polished Pietersite Agate (China)


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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Anyone ever use petrified wood for knife handles?

I have some large pieces that I have found and would consider having a knife made with some.

Would like a folder but open to a small EDC



Post some pics of the wood you found




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I would have to have it cut and polished before it would look good.

All my pieces are in my office at work.

Will post pics Monday.

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This is the piece I am considering.

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That's pretty cool where did you find it?




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Originally Posted By: hetman
That's pretty cool where did you find it?


This is not one that I found. It was given to me by a friend. But is from west Texas.... near El Paso.

None of our resident knife makers have jumped at the prospect of doing this project...so it may not take off.

If someone is considering it.....we can certainly work out some extra scales for your future use.

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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
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That's pretty cool where did you find it?


TNone of our resident knife makers have jumped at the prospect of doing this project...so it may not take off.

If someone is considering it.....we can certainly work out some extra scales for your future use.



They would need to have the ability to cut/polish/shape rock .

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It would need to be stabilized but that would make some great looking knives.


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