Not every light colored wood is as soft as pine. Not every dark wood is as hard as ebony. It is a common misconception that darker woods are harder and thus, more desirable than lighter colored woods.
Not every light colored wood is as soft as pine. Not every dark wood is as hard as ebony. It is a common misconception that darker woods are harder and thus, more desirable than lighter colored woods. It reminds me of the s when every den had to have dark or walnut colored paneled walls, furniture, and accessories.
This may be the very reason that these dens were later called man-caves, because they were almost always dark. Guys would stain pine to a walnut color to darken it, and make it seem more valuable, as the most valued North American hardwood is American Black Walnut.
There is often a persistent belief that the darker woods are harder, and more durable as well as more masculine and bold in visual punch.
This is wrong; there are many very hard, tough, and durable woods that are light in color and well-outlast darker woods like walnut. Simply put, darker does not mean harder or more valuable.
You bet they are. Woods like snakewood and pink ivory come at a high price. Sometimes, certain cuts of woods like Desert ironwood and burls that show plenty of figure and interest cost up to ten times per handle for the knifemaker, a cost that increases the value of the knife, and the final cost of the knife to the client.
There is also a lot of misinformation on the internet and in reference books about woods, their availability and their value a good example is the listing about Desert Ironwood below. Environmentalists will decry all cutting and usage of wood, yet most woods are completely renewable, and many sources of "rare and exotic" woods we use come from wood farms and plantations.
It is in their best interest to hype woods as extremely rare and irreplaceable, as this will drive the price up, giving suppliers more profit. Could it be worthwhile for lumber interests to allow some environmentalists claims to go unchallenged while the price of wood increases because of "rarity" or "limited supply?
The smaller a piece of wood is cut, the higher the price per pound. For example, go to a hardware store and look at a piece of all-thread rod. A one foot bar will cost three to five times as much per foot as a six foot bar.
Is the cut more expensive? Is the little piece more valuable per inch than the larger one? Knife handle scales are that way. Sure, you sometimes get to pick and choose the particular cut, and they do tend to weed out the unusable scrap. But sixty times the price? Yet there are thousands and thousands of knives out there with similar handles.
There are more expensive woods, and there are less expensive woods. Many cost more than the steel in the blade. The cost is not usually dependent on durability, hardness, or longevity of the wood handle material, it is almost always the appearance, and nearly all of them are beautiful in their own way.
Of course, I have to consider my costs, working costs and expendables, and rarity in the final evaluation of the price of the knife, case, stand, or artwork, so that too, figures into the pricing.NOTE: This guide uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).For information about this notation, please visit my page of International Phonetic Alphabet Resources..
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