Aiden CC Posted December 16, 2021 Share Posted December 16, 2021 I’m not sure if this the right forum for this question, but I’m not sure where else it would fit. I enjoy making kitchen knives based on older examples and have ended up with a small collection of them. There are a few with a quite charming wood for the handle that I would love to try out but I’m not quite sure what it is. This is a paring knife from an estate sale of unknown age and provenance because the blade has been sharpened back past any markings. A few years ago Alan pointed out its resemblance to an Old Chicago model, so it may be that. This is an old Sabatier 10” butcher knife from the 40s or so. The person I got it from said the handle is pear wood, but I’m fairly doubtful of that, actually having some Swiss pear on hand which lacks the prominent rays in this wood. Any thoughts on what this could be? I have some suspicions but some things don’t seem to add up and I don’t want to influence what anyone else sees. It’s a lovely looking wood and I’ve been moving to less figured wood lately, so if I can figure it out I may try to get ahold of some. Thanks for looking! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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