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Snakewood Knife Scales

Among the hardest, heaviest woods in the world, snakewood exhibits unique and extraordinary snakeskin patterning.
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Complete the handle for your handcrafted knife with this set of beautiful bookmatched scales cut from solid snakewood. With it's reddish-brown color and distinctive spotted pattern resembling the skin of a snake, snakewood makes a striking handle to complement your best blades. It is also one of the densest, hardest woods known. Use sharp tools and the results will be more than enough reward. Takes a high polish.

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Manufacturer Part Number Snakewood Knife Scal
Weight 0.2000
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions (each scale): 1-1/2''W x 5''L x 3/8'' thick
Discountable Yes
Material Snakewood
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Poor figure for the price you pay
This wood is very expensive but I figured at the high price I would get a highly figured piece. Nope. Save your money.
November 2, 2016
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I really love the look of snakewood with General Finishes gel stains.
Dean K on Oct 15, 2016
I really love the look of snakewood with General Finishes gel stains.
Dean K on Oct 15, 2016
is these wood had chemical treatment in them ?
winston n on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Natural wood with waxed ends.
With all the knifes and types there of.And typesof stones to used. How do you know what is the best. Dont have a lot of money. I like to carve and need them sharp. What is the best way to be tought and what are good stones that wont coast an arm/leg. But fun,its got to be fun right? THANKS!!
William L on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have always used Soft Arkansas Stone until recently. now I use a leather strop belt on my belt sander. I also have a leather wheel for my grider. This method almost make the knife too sharp (if there is such a thing). You also can use a diamond bench stone with great results. My favorite is leather strop with compound. I would not consider any of these methods cheap and a Soft Arkansas Stone would probably be the cheapest .