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Birch Wood

Birch Wood+Curly Birch

Curly birch is a type of wood used in knife manufacture to make handle scales. The light gray to light brown wood is very dense and hard and has a strong dark brown pattern.

The curly birch is indigenous to the very north of Europe. Outside of Scandinavia, it also grows in Finland and north-west Russia. From north to south, the tree\'s geographic range reaches from the North Cape to Hardangervidda, a plateau in southern Norway. Like all birch species, curly birches are frugal and thrive in the region's harsh climate and nutrient-poor soil. Curly birches are a short species, usually growing just one to two meters tall. The low growth of the curly birch is very favorable for making knife handles.

The species doesn't just have a height-restricted growth – the trunk also grows just a few millimeters every year. The trunk of a fully mature tree is usually no wider than about 10 to 20 centimeters in diameter. This means that the annual rings of the trunk wood are very close together. Thus, the wood of the curly birch has a low water content and higher wood fiber content than the wood of other birch species from regions with a milder climate and richer soil. It is particularly strong and dense.

Curly birch wood is easy to process – and knife handles made from this material often last several generations. In the native region of this wood, in Northern Europe, it has been common knowledge for centuries that the dense and firm wood of the curly birch is very well suited for making handle scales. Therefore, the wood is considered the classic choice for knife handles.

Since the late 18th century, curly birch wood has also been used in the manufacture of furniture. Among the entire population of curly birches, patterned trunks are very rare. Therefore, some countries in the main dispersal area (such as Finland) protect the species with a logging quota.

Knives with curly burch handle scales
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Karesuando
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
307,00 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Daumenpin, Linerlock, N690, Birkenholz
Fox Knives Terzuola 525 Birchwood
  • Pocket Knife
  • N690
  • Birch Wood
  • Bob Terzuola
  • Linerlock
  • Thumb Stud
126,95 € *
Axt / Tomahawk, Braun, 3Cr13, Birkenholz
Karesuando Stoera Aksu Brun
  • Axe / Tomahawk
  • 3Cr13
  • Bone, Birch Wood
308,00 € *
Axt / Tomahawk, Braun, 3Cr13, Birkenholz
Karesuando Unna Aksu Natur
  • Axe / Tomahawk
  • 3Cr13
  • Bone, Birch Wood
288,00 € *
Axt / Tomahawk, Braun, 3Cr13, Birkenholz
Karesuando Unna Aksu Brun
  • Axe / Tomahawk
  • 3Cr13
  • Bone, Birch Wood
288,00 € *
Axt / Tomahawk, Braun, Feststehend, Birkenholz
Karesuando Unna Aksu Survival Natur
  • Axe / Tomahawk
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
311,93 € *
Axt / Tomahawk, Braun, 3Cr13, Birkenholz
Karesuando Stoera Aksu Natur
  • Axe / Tomahawk
  • 3Cr13
  • Bone, Birch Wood
308,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Kohlenstoffstahl, Birkenholz
Karesuando Björnen
  • Fixed Blade
  • Carbon Steel
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
271,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Galten
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
209,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Galten Exclusive
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
238,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Laxen
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
209,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hunter 8
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
229,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hunter 10
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
249,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hunter 8 Damast
  • Fixed Blade
  • Damascus
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
586,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Överlevnad Diamant
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
318,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Huggaren
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
278,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hunter Damast 8
  • Fixed Blade
  • Damascus
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
566,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hunter Damast 10
  • Fixed Blade
  • Damascus
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
636,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Birkenholz
Karesuando Bävern Damast 10
  • Fixed Blade
  • Damascus
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
586,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Räven
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
238,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Älgen Special
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
229,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Jägaren
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
398,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, RWL 34, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hunter RWL
  • Fixed Blade
  • RWL 34
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
318,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Birkenholz
Karesuando Ripan Damast
  • Fixed Blade
  • Damascus
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
698,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Järven
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
317,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Bocken
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
233,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Spiggen
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
189,95 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Vargen
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
201,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Vildmark
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
168,95 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Rasto
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
423,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Kultingen
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
189,95 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Vildmark Braun
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
201,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Giron
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
211,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Älgen II
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
207,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Kohlenstoffstahl, Birkenholz
Karesuando Kebne
  • Fixed Blade
  • Carbon Steel
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
217,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Kohlenstoffstahl, Birkenholz
Karesuando Örnen
  • Fixed Blade
  • Carbon Steel
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
159,95 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Kohlenstoffstahl, Birkenholz
Karesuando Älgen
  • Fixed Blade
  • Carbon Steel
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
158,95 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Birkenholz
Karesuando Lantalainen Damascus
  • Fixed Blade
  • Damascus
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
498,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Karesuando Hieno Curly Birch
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
286,00 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Sale
Karesuando Närvä
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
194,95 € * 146,17 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Sale
Karesuando Pältsa
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
218,00 € * 170,54 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, 12C27, Birkenholz
Sale
Karesuando Johtalit
  • Fixed Blade
  • 12C27
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
191,95 € * 121,80 € *
Axt / Tomahawk, Feststehend, Birkenholz
Karesuando Unna Aksu Survival Brun
  • Axe / Tomahawk
  • Birch Wood
  • Fixed
311,93 € *