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Complete the handle for your handcrafted knife with a set of beautiful bookmatched scales cut from solid bocote.

Bocote Knife Scales

Item #
55479
Rating:
92% of 100

Though quite heavy, bocote machines beautifully, and its weight adds a substantial feel to your knife handles. It boasts striking grain—a yellowish brown backdrop interspersed with bold, nearly black stripes, sometimes with swirling patterns and eyes. With it's fine texture, high oil content and beautiful luster, bocote makes a standout knife blank to complement your best blades.

(2) Bocote Knife Scales
More Information
Weight 0.2000
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions (each scale): 1-1/2''W x 5''L x 3/8'' thick
Material Bocote
4.6 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Beautiful wood, easy to work with and results are beautiful
Finished
Finished
March 22, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Bocote Scales
Very nice wood to work with, buffed up to a nice shine. I didn't do too much shaping as I wanted a nice chunky feel to the handle. Great color and pattern to the grain.
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Added Jan 27, 2019
January 27, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
exotic!!!!!!!!!!!
these are going on my old western knife I made up with para cord wrap. this will give the old girl a real step up.
May 16, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great quality
Smooth and wonderful quality.
After knife making class
After knife making class
February 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Knife scales
Very handsome piece of wood that stands out better than others I've used.
September 1, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Made for very nice looking knife.
Made for very nice looking knife.
August 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Knife scales.
These are easy to work and look real good too.
March 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Knives for my Grandsons
The scales are identical and that was paramount to prevent bickering between my two grandsons as to whose knife is better. Patterns are great.
January 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great for the money
January 1, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Just what was wanted
This was a gift for a relative who really appreciated it
December 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Liked the wood grain
Craig W on Sep 17, 2019
I picked this pr. of scales because of the design and colors
Robert G on Jul 4, 2019
Liked the wood grain
Craig W on Sep 17, 2019
Love the design in the wood.
Brenda C on Aug 29, 2019
I picked this pr. of scales because of the design and colors
Robert G on Jul 4, 2019
Ordering for a knife im making for someone else.
Elijah P on Feb 24, 2019
I just started blacksmithing and have a rasp I would like to add these scales to for my first knife.
Jared S on Dec 28, 2018
I like the grain pattern visible in the scale, and thought it would look fine on the handle of my knife.
ALEX R on Dec 23, 2018
Looked Good.
Walter E. C on Nov 29, 2018
Making knifes for Christmas gifts
Thomas J on Nov 22, 2018
love the grain
dean o on Jul 15, 2018
making finger rings wood over metal Bocote has beautiful grain
Thomas C on Jun 19, 2018
Best looking grain
MARK O on Apr 24, 2018
To go with my drop point knife hardware kit.
Debbe K on Dec 8, 2017
Santa's Workshop
Art W on Dec 6, 2017
figuring
Gerard B on Dec 1, 2017
wood looks beautiful
Mark K on Nov 22, 2017
The grain in the photo looks beautiful.
Marc S on Oct 13, 2017
love the grain
Mark C on Oct 12, 2017
The beauty and durability
Jonathan L on Aug 18, 2017
looked nice
Steve J on Apr 29, 2017
awesome knife handles
carl s on Jan 30, 2017
Liked the figure in the wood. Should make a beautiful set of scales for the knife.
Leanard P on Jan 4, 2017
These make fine scales for knives.
Sitn on Dec 15, 2016
Used these on drop point and large folding knife kits and they look great!
Tim H on Dec 6, 2016
I liked the looks of it
EVERRETT P on Dec 3, 2016
To finish assembly of a knife for a gift
Andy P on Nov 28, 2016
Nice project good looking wood
Harry V on Nov 20, 2016
The grain of the wood is complimentary to the angles of the blades to I'm affixing them. And it looks cool.
Daniel W on Oct 9, 2016
Think it will make a beautiful knife
Mark B on Oct 1, 2016
Color and grain look like it will make a great looking knife.
Walter G on Aug 31, 2016
Nice figure to the scales. I hope they look as good on the knife.
Victor G on Aug 31, 2016
I selected this wood because it has a bold and beautiful grain pattern, it's got good heft, a warm color balance, and it has great workability as well as it polishes nicely.
Steve C on Jun 10, 2016
good contrast in the grain
Matthew B on May 30, 2016
Overall appearance.
Mike F on Apr 18, 2016
love this wood has a beautiful finish
S A on Apr 3, 2016
ordered for filet knife but not long enough
Kenneth V on Apr 1, 2016
Making Gifts
Roger on Feb 19, 2016
Color, added to my collection
Ron E on Jan 24, 2016
Nice grain pattern. Takes finish well.
mike l on Jan 21, 2016
great scales....looked very good
Joel S on Jan 3, 2016
Good looking and reasonable price. Look even better when I received them.
MikeL on Dec 31, 2015
Christmas gifts, I made the boys all knives.<br />The girls got jewelry boxes last year
Marc M on Dec 17, 2015
The curly grain works beautifully with the shape of the Folding Lockback Knife Hardware Kit.
Michael K on Dec 13, 2015
gift
Robert W on Dec 10, 2015
unique grain quality
Robert F on Dec 1, 2015
I like the looks of it
Mike A on Nov 28, 2015
I have never built a knife before and I love woodworking. The grain of the wood caught my eye, I think it will go great with my first knife kit.
gman on Nov 8, 2015
Christmas present
William E on Oct 21, 2015
gift
GB on Oct 5, 2015
Making knives and liked the grain
Adrianne R on Oct 1, 2015
I like the look
Robert P on Jul 1, 2015
Love the design in the wood.
Brenda C on Aug 29, 2019
Ordering for a knife im making for someone else.
Elijah P on Feb 24, 2019
Can I do all the sanding and shaping with hand tools? I dont have any power sanding belts and such. Wood rasps ans files and jigs saw only.
David S on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I believe it to be the preferred method. When using power tools you run the risk of taking off too much material. It will take longer but you will have a better finished product you will be proud to show off.
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