• Swift Knives UK
    44
    Hi Guys.

    Looking for your opinion, I have a customer asking for a jet black wood handle. Its to be used in the kitchen so needs to be resilient and durable.

    Would you use African Black Wood or Bog Oak ?

    Cheers guys.
  • Chad Kimmell
    10
    All of my bog oak is more of a grey with silver streaks. I would do African Black wood
  • Ross Vosloo
    21
    African black wood when done right can be so black that Ive had people confuse it for plastic on my knives before.
  • Smith Knifeworks
    45
    Consider ebony also. Not all of it, but some can be jet black and polished like glass. I've seen it on guitar fretboards where, if you didn't know, you'd swear it was plastic.
  • Josh Hiett
    10
    African Blackwood=jet black.
  • Josh Hiett
    10
    As far as durability goes Blackwood is really up there, I have a beater knife with a Blackwood handle that I use in the shop, use/leave outside, and generally abuse the heck out of it to see how it holds up and so far over the last year it hasn’t moved at all. It’s really impressive.
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