What species of wood is this?

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What species of wood is this?

Post by geocash » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:21 pm

I'm not the first owner of this knife & I sure don't recognize the wood. The box, which I assume is the proper one, reads #20CZ. I'd be appreciative if I could learn what the handles are made of.
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Re: What species of wood is this?

Post by FRJ » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:16 pm

Well, I don't know what species of wood that is but it looks similar to this stick of Mahogany that I have.
I don't know what kind of Mahogany I have either, if it is Mahogany. :)
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Re: What species of wood is this?

Post by eveled » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:48 pm

To me it looks like stained or died oak.

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Re: What species of wood is this?

Post by samb1955 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:43 am

Looks good whatever it is.

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Re: What species of wood is this?

Post by FRJ » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:04 am

eveled wrote:To me it looks like stained or died oak.
I agree with eveled, with that wood as porous as it is, it could be Oak.
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Re: What species of wood is this?

Post by Greenman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:27 am

geocash wrote:I'm not the first owner of this knife & I sure don't recognize the wood. The box, which I assume is the proper one, reads #20CZ. I'd be appreciative if I could learn what the handles are made of.wood1.jpgwood2.jpg
The letters “CZ” on the label stand for “curly zebrawood”. Queen used this wood as a handle material on a variety of standard production knife patterns for several years in the 2000s. The blades on most of these knives were made from D2 steel.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebrawood

https://www.wood-database.com/zebrawood/
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Re: What species of wood is this?

Post by geocash » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:02 pm

Greenman wrote:
geocash wrote:I'm not the first owner of this knife & I sure don't recognize the wood. The box, which I assume is the proper one, reads #20CZ. I'd be appreciative if I could learn what the handles are made of.wood1.jpgwood2.jpg
The letters “CZ” on the label stand for “curly zebrawood”. Queen used this wood as a handle material on a variety of standard production knife patterns for several years in the 2000s. The blades on most of these knives were made from D2 steel.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebrawood

https://www.wood-database.com/zebrawood/
I really appreciate that, Josh. And thanks, too, FJR, eveled & samb1955.
I thought the links were really interesting & I was surprised how many different woods have been, or still are, called zebrawood. I can see why, though. Thanks, again.

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