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John_C

Middle East Woods

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Thought I would post up some of my research on wood found in the middle east area incase someone else out there is as unfamiliar as I am. Let me know if I need to add or remove anything. There are many types of woods actually and I am only listing the ones I have seen and/or can be purchased easily (ebay,alphaknifesupply, home depot, etc):

 

pistachio

cedar

pine

mesquite

maple

olive

walnut

oak (white oak)

sycamore

willow

poplar

 

hope this helps!

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It would be nice to find a source for some desert acacia, also known as shittim wood... I see a lot of horn being used on middle-eastern knives also.

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There are many fruit and nut woods that could have been handy. Below are a few:

 

Almond

Apple

Apricot

Cherry

Damson

Fig

Lemon

Nectarine

Peach

Pear

Plum

 

~Bruce~

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