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Oak Wood

Oak wood

In knife production, oak wood is used to make high-quality handle scales. The oak species used in Europe for the production of knife handle scales are usually denoted by their Latin names, Quercus robur and Quercus petraea.

The Oak is perhaps the iconic tree of Central Europe. Thanks to its beautiful shape and longevity, mankind has always ascribed special meaning to this species. Ancient Germanic tribes held their tribal council underneath oak trees, and even the Romantics of the 19th century considered the oak to be the German national tree. The oak is indigenous to North America and Europe. Its trunk can grow 20 to 30 meters tall with a branch-free height of approximately ten meters. Oaks can reach a diameter of 60 to 90 centimeters. The dry density of the wood, which means the density with a moisture content of 0%, lies between 0.48 g/cm³ and 0.87 g/cm³, which is high to very high. Oak wood has very little shrinkage and is easy to work with and process.

Due to its strong tendency towards warping and cracking, oak needs to be thoroughly dried before processing. In its dry state, it is easy to handle. In order to prevent cracks, thin oak should always be pre-drilled before applying screws or nails. Oak heartwood is very weather-resistant. Oak sapwood is gray and between two and eight centimeters wide. The coloring of the heartwood changes with age. The early wood is gray/brown or reddish brown but darkens with age until the dark brown coloring generally associated with oak wood is reached.

The pores of the early wood are coarse, while late wood has finer pores. The medullary rays of oak wood are approximately one millimeter wide and can be several centimeters long. They are scattered randomly across the entire cut surface. Thanks to its excellent resilience, oak is often used in exterior and interior construction, in boatbuilding and in the production of a wide range of wooden items. Its beautiful coloring and pretty patterns make oak wood an excellent choice for paneling, veneers and furniture.

Knives with oak wood handle scales
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Backlock, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen 1906 Castle Burg
155,92 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Barlow Prime Castle Burg
116,93 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Stockman Castle Burg
116,93 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, 4034, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Wine Knife
126,67 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, C75, Neusilber
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Stockman Whisky
87,68 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Delicate Castle Burg
136,42 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Trapper Castle Burg
126,67 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, CPM-154, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Pure CPM Bergische Eiche Office Knife
124,72 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, CPM-154, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Pure CPM Bergische Eiche Utility Knife
146,17 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, C75, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Canoe Whisky
97,43 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, C75, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Trapper Whisky
97,43 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, C75, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Barlow Whisky
87,68 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Barlow Castle Burg
107,18 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, O1, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Club Knife Castle Burg
146,17 € *
Feststehendes Messer, Braun, Feststehend, N690, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Bowie N690
369,45 € *
Taschenmesser, Braun, Nagelhau, Slipjoint, 4034, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Camp Knife Smoked Oak
194,91 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, CPM-154, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Pure CPM Bergische Eiche Santoku
175,41 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Core Damascus Chef's Knife
876,34 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, CPM-154, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Pure CPM Bergische Eiche Set
700,87 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, CPM-154, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Pure CPM Bergische Eiche Chef's Knife
194,91 € *
Kochmesser, Braun, Feststehend, Damast, Eichenholz
Böker Manufaktur Solingen Saga Damascus Chef's Knife
778,86 € *
Taschenmesser, Grau, Nein, Button Lock, Damast, Eichenholz
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Viper Gent Damascus Oak
447,43 € * 432,81 € *