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Kiaat Knife Scale - 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5" - 2 Piece

Item 159376
Model KIAAT KNIFE SCALE 2P

$9.29

Woodcraft has brought together the most exceptional stock of domestic and exotic hardwood knife scale blanks–1" thick solid stock or matching 3/8" pieces. Each piece was selected for its striking figure and milled to sizes that make the knife-making process easy and efficient with...

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Woodcraft has brought together the most exceptional stock of domestic and exotic hardwood knife scale blanks–1" thick solid stock or matching 3/8" pieces. Each piece was selected for its striking figure and milled to sizes that make the knife-making process easy and efficient with minimal waste.

Kiaat (Pterocarpus angolensis) color can vary widely from a light golden brown to a dark reddish- or purplish- brown. The sapwood is pale gray or yellowish and is clearly defined. It has a medium to coarse texture and straight or interlocking grain with and an attractive figure. The wood has no luster. It works well with hand and machine tools with only a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Straight grained material planes and shapes to an excellent finish and it peels and slices cleanly. It has good gluing properties and it turns and carves well. Common uses include furniture, fine joinery, flooring, decorative veneer, carving, turnery and boat building.

Features:

  • Sometimes referred to as Muninga, Mutete, Mukwa, Mtumbati and Kajat
  • Works well with hand and machine tools
  • Shapes to an excellent finish, turns and carves well
  • Native to south-central Africa and commonly found in savanna woodland

Specifications:

  • Thickness: 3/8"
  • Width: 1-1/2"
  • Length: 5"

What's Included:

  • (1) 2 Piece Kiaat Knife Scale Set - 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5"

Notes:

  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

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