This page previews a lot of my handle options and tells you about the wood and treatment. You may see even more on my Instagram feed. All handles, whatever the treatment, are top coated with a few thin coat of Hope’s Tung Oil
Cherry Wood, torched pommel, and Blue Milk Paint
Torched Elm Wood - These have a potential for huge variation and uniqueness
Curly Maple sure is flashy. Four Inch Sloyd with a perfect piece of wood
“Blue Jeans” - Light black birch wood, with Dark Blue Milk Paint
Roasted Cherry - Roasting is done in the oven at 400 degrees. It creates a rich depth to the wood. Sometime natural gradients in color form. Each one is very unique.
Walnut, Blue Paint/Torched Cherry, Torched Elm, Black Locust, Blue Paint/Torched Ash, Walnut
“Dirty Ash” - Wormy ash wood, rubbed with coal from my wood stove, then oiled. The black char sticks in the pores of the wood. This looks nice on Locust too.
Half Torched Cherry North Pack Hook in 5.5”
Walnut with a torched Tip
Torched Elm and Blue Painted/Torched Ash
Black Locust Sloyds. Black Locust is a dense and sturdy feeling wood that takes an awesome natural shine when tool finished. It has an open pore which collects grime nicely for a well used patina in short time.
Four Inch Sloyd in Honey Locust
Black Birch Heart Wood 3.5” sloyd
Ash and Sycamore burned. Good choices if you like a high contrast