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Padauk Knife Scales

Complete the handle for your handcrafted knife with a set of beautiful bookmatched scales cut from solid padouk.
Item #
55307
Rating:
96% of 100

Cut from strong, moderately heavy padauk, these knife blanks provide excellent stability and a brilliant red color that has earned padauk the informal name ''vermillion.'' Padauk's reddish orange coloring darkens over time to a purplish brown, but the darkening can be slowed with the use of UV-inhibiting finishes. Good natural luster makes these blanks an excellent choice for almost any knife handle.

(2) Padauk Knife Scales
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Weight 0.1600
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions (each scale): 1-1/2''W x 5''L x 3/8'' thick
Discountable Yes
Material Padauk
4.8 / 5.0
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Great selection of knife scales.
Nice dimension. Great grain. Very stable to work.
January 13, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
January 1, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Padauk Knife scales
Beautiful wood, first time I have used Padauk. I just used them on a Bowie knife blank I purchased elsewhere. By the time. Got to the wire wool stage for final finish it looked like glass with a pattern! I also bought a 1/2" x 3" x 24" piece I am currently carving a Celtic Love Spoon out of it. Definitely on my love list of woods.
December 16, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great matched pair
Great matched pair of blanks. For the folding knife kit I purchased, the scales were about 2X too thick, so there was a lot of excess to be sanded away. Very good wood grain and finished well
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July 27, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I love this wood, it color and texture is just beautiful
Connor R on Feb 25, 2020
Making knifes for Christmas gifts
Thomas J on Nov 22, 2018
I love this wood, it color and texture is just beautiful
Connor R on Feb 25, 2020
Bought this for my husband and my son was jealous. Decided to get more. Good quality.
Dorothy S on Dec 14, 2019
Making knifes for Christmas gifts
Thomas J on Nov 22, 2018
Future knife
Todd on Nov 15, 2018
The color is a bit loud for knife scales, yet I have a blade that will shine with these scales.
Ronnie E on Jul 28, 2018
good reviews my first knife project
Gary M on Nov 27, 2017
I like the color and grain
Mark C on Oct 12, 2017
Price good and pics look good.
Frank M D on Jun 27, 2017
Interesting wood, especially color. Good price, Although I can get Australian Buloke at almost the same price
Mike S on Apr 25, 2017
I HAVE WORKED WITH THIS WOOD BEFORE AND I LIKE THE COLOR AND DENSITY.
NICK H on Jun 19, 2016
Color
steve b on Nov 3, 2015
Bought this for my husband and my son was jealous. Decided to get more. Good quality.
Dorothy S on Dec 14, 2019
Future knife
Todd on Nov 15, 2018